DNA Technology

DNA Technology

A Reference Handbook

Book - 2010
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ABC-CLIO

A concise, authoritative source that explores the latest advances and potential uses of DNA, as well as the ethical dilemmas surrounding the altering of genetic material.


• Includes a range of primary sources including tables on genetically modified crops, position papers written by nongovernmental organizations, laws, and regulations in the United States and elsewhere in the world

• Offers a listing of the most important terms used in a discussion of DNA technologies


A concise, authoritative source that explores the latest advances and potential uses of DNA, as well as the ethical dilemmas surrounding the altering of genetic material.



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For high school and college students, scholars, and general readers, this volume describes the applications of DNA technology in forensic science, the development of organisms with genetic characteristics of two different species, genetic testing, gene therapy, molecular farming, and cloning. After a historical overview of the development of these technologies, the book explains social, ethical, political, and other issues resulting from them, and international aspects of debates over DNA technology, with a chronology, brief biological sketches of important individuals, related documents, and resources. The bibliography is annotated. Newton, a freelance writer, has taught math and science in public schools, chemistry and physics at Salem State College, and professional studies at the U. of San Francisco. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2010
ISBN: 9781598843286
1598843281
Branch Call Number: 660.65 NEW
Characteristics: xiii, 311 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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