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Genetic engineering

Format: Print Book 2006
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Summary
Any technology that offers benefits will usually come with risks as well. In order to make wise decisions about using genetic engineering, we must understand its potential impacts well enough to decide whether the risks are acceptably low. This anthology provides your readers with a complete overview of the issues relating genetic engineering. It contains a collection of writings by foremost authorities in the field, representing a diverse array of views. Each chapter presents an important question about the topic, such as Should human cloning be banned? and the opinions that follow are grouped into yes and no categories. By evaluating contrasting opinions, readers can attain an objective knowledge of the subject. Fact boxes are included to summarize important information for researchers.
Contents
Yes : genetic engineering will benefit society. Biotechnology will benefit society / Gregory Stock
Genetic engineering will improve human health / William Haseltine
Genetic enhancement can improve humanity / World Transhumanist Association
No : genetic engineering will not benefit society. Biotechnology has failed to live up to expectations / Stephen Leahy
Genetic engineering diminishes respect for human life / Erwin W. Lutzer
Genetic engineering will lead to greater inequality / Maxwell J. Mehlman
Yes : genetic engineering will improve food and farming. Genetically engineered crops can end world hunger / C.S. Prakash, Gregory Conko
The risks of genetically modified foods have been exaggerated / Dick Taverne
Genetically engineered crops protect the environment / Jonathan Rauch
No : genetic engineering will not improve food and farming. Genetically engineered crops will not end world hunger / Craig Holdrege
Genetically modified foods are unsafe to eat / Institute for Responsible Technology
Genetically engineered crops are a danger to the environment / Genetically Engineered Food Alert
Engineering humans : an overview / John C. Avise
Yes : engineering human genes is ethical. Genetically enhancing humans is ethical / Ronald Bailey
Human cloning can be ethical / Walter Glannon
Embryonic stem cell research is ethical / Laurie Zoloth
No : engineering human genes is unethical. Genetically enhancing children violates human rights / Stuart A. Newman
Human cloning is unethical / Richard M. Doerflinger
Embryonic stem cell research is unethical / Amy Laura Hall
Human cloning should be banned / Wesley J. Smith
Human cloning should not be banned / Timothy Caulfield
Governments should increase support for embryonic stem cell research / Ian Wilmut
Governments should reduce support for embryonic stem cell research / Donald R. May
Genetically engineered foods should be labeled / Lydia Zepeda
Genetically engineered foods should not be labeled / Gregory Conko
The government should test the safety of genetically engineered foods / Miguel A. Altieri
Food policies should not be based on irrational fears / Tony Gilland.

Additional Information
Series Current controversies.
Subjects Genetic engineering.
Publisher Detroit :Greenhaven Press :2006
Thomson/Gale,
Contributors Torr, James D., 1974-
Language English
Description 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-257) and index.
ISBN 0737732857 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
0737732865 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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