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The Resource Improving nature? : the science and ethics of genetic engineering, Michael J. Reiss and Roger Straughan

Improving nature? : the science and ethics of genetic engineering, Michael J. Reiss and Roger Straughan

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Improving nature? : the science and ethics of genetic engineering
Title
Improving nature?
Title remainder
the science and ethics of genetic engineering
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Reiss and Roger Straughan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Little more than a decade ago, in the early 1980s, the term 'genetic engineering' was hardly known outside research laboratories. By now, though, its use is widespread. Those in favour of genetic engineering - and those against it - tell us that it has the potential to change our lives perhaps more than any other scientific or technological advance. But what are the likely consequences of genetic engineering? Is it ethically acceptable? Should we be trying to improve on nature? The authors, a biologist and a moral philosopher, examine the implications of genetic engineering in every aspect of our lives. The underlying science is explained in a way easily understood by a non-biologist, and the moral and ethical considerations that arise are fully discussed. Throughout, the authors clarify the issues involved so that readers can make up their own minds about these controversial issues
Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
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Reiss, Michael J.
Dewey number
174/.9574
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TP248.6
LC item number
.R466 1996
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
TP248.6.R466
NAL item number
1996
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1996 K-037
  • TP 248.6
NLM item number
R378i 1996
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Straughan, Roger
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genetic engineering
  • Génie génétique
  • Manipulations génétiques
  • Génie génétique
  • Manipulations génétiques
  • Genetic engineering
  • Genetische manipulatie
  • Ethische aspecten
  • Bioethik
  • Gentechnologie
  • Engenharia genética (ética)
  • Alimentos transgênicos
  • Plantas transgênicas
  • Bioética
  • Bioéthique
  • Genetics
  • Biology
  • Plant genetics
  • Human genetics
  • Genetics
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Bioethics
Label
Improving nature? : the science and ethics of genetic engineering, Michael J. Reiss and Roger Straughan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-279 and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The practicalities of genetic engineering -- Moral and ethical concerns -- Theological concerns -- The genetic engineering of microorganisms -- The genetic engineering of plants -- The genetic engineering of animals -- The genetic engineering of humans -- Public understanding of genetic engineering: what can education do?
Control code
ocm33359862
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 288 pages
Isbn
9780521637541
Lccn
95046344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33359862
  • (OCoLC)33359862
Label
Improving nature? : the science and ethics of genetic engineering, Michael J. Reiss and Roger Straughan
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-279 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The practicalities of genetic engineering -- Moral and ethical concerns -- Theological concerns -- The genetic engineering of microorganisms -- The genetic engineering of plants -- The genetic engineering of animals -- The genetic engineering of humans -- Public understanding of genetic engineering: what can education do?
Control code
ocm33359862
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 288 pages
Isbn
9780521637541
Lccn
95046344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33359862
  • (OCoLC)33359862

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