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The Resource The impact of the gene : from Mendel's peas to designer babies, Colin Tudge

The impact of the gene : from Mendel's peas to designer babies, Colin Tudge

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The impact of the gene : from Mendel's peas to designer babies
Title
The impact of the gene
Title remainder
from Mendel's peas to designer babies
Statement of responsibility
Colin Tudge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The science of genetics holds the key to an enhanced understanding of the human makeup and allows for new ways of approaching such issues as the prevention of hereditary diseases and the effective conservation of endangered species. But genetic technologies are also instruments of tremendous power, and with this constantly expanding knowledge comes the responsibility of using it wisely. Cloning, genetically engineered crops, the research and results of the Human Genome Project, and the possibility of "designer babies" continue to force challenging choices on society. In The Impact of the Gene Colin Tudge provides new insights into the ethics of modern genetics and raises the question of what criteria we must use with regard to this extraordinary and unprecedented power."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tudge, Colin
Dewey number
576.5
Index
index present
LC call number
QH437
LC item number
.T833 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genetics
  • Genetics
  • Genética
  • Genetics
Label
The impact of the gene : from Mendel's peas to designer babies, Colin Tudge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 future of humankind and the legacy of Mendel -- The peasant and the scientist -- Breeders, scientists, and philosophers -- From Mendel to molecules -- What genes are and how they work -- Mendel and Darwin: Neo-Darwinism and the selfish gene -- Genes for behavior: evolutionary psychology and the nature of human nature -- Genes rearranged and genes conserved -- The shaping of homo sapiens
Control code
ocm45460920
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
375 p.
Isbn
9780374175238
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00067306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o45460920
  • (OCoLC)45460920
Label
The impact of the gene : from Mendel's peas to designer babies, Colin Tudge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 future of humankind and the legacy of Mendel -- The peasant and the scientist -- Breeders, scientists, and philosophers -- From Mendel to molecules -- What genes are and how they work -- Mendel and Darwin: Neo-Darwinism and the selfish gene -- Genes for behavior: evolutionary psychology and the nature of human nature -- Genes rearranged and genes conserved -- The shaping of homo sapiens
Control code
ocm45460920
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
375 p.
Isbn
9780374175238
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00067306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o45460920
  • (OCoLC)45460920

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