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Shaping the Future: Biology and Human Values
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Shaping the Future: Biology and Human Values (Hardback)

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This book brings the concerned individual up-to-date on the breakthroughs and social questions emerging from biology today. Author Steve Olson draws on the latest research in a number of fields as well as the views of leading biologists, ethicists, and philosophers. He tells the story of the intricate, often frustrating, path scientists must follow to find out why we are the way we are. The volume highlights groundbreaking research being done in four of biology's most exciting fields: genetics, development, neurobiology, and evolution. In each field, the implications of this research extend far beyond basic biology, ranging from human gene therapy to cancer, from neural transplantation to the evolution of the atmosphere.

Science & MathematicsBiology, life sciences Publisher: National Academies Press Publication Date: 01/01/1989 ISBN-13: 9780309039475  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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by Steve Olson for the Board on Biology, National Research Council

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