Genetic Engineering

ISBN-10: 0737764252
ISBN-13: 9780737764253
Edition: 2013
Authors: Noel Merino
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List price: $33.80
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 6/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title addresses the controversies associated with genetic engineering of humans (including so-called designer babies, cloning, and embryonic stem cell research), animals, and crops. The topics explored are whether genetic engineering should be permit; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model...not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?
Introduction
Should Genetic Engineering Be Permitted?
Chapter Preface
Genetic Engineering Is Natural and Should Be Pursued
The Three Mile Island of Biotech?
Human Genetic Engineering Should Be Allowed
We Must Stop Trying to Engineer Nature
Stem Cell Research Should Be Allowed, but Not Reproductive Cloning
Ignored Implications
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography
What Are the Benefits and Risks of Genetic Engineering?
Chapter Preface
Genetically Modified Foods Could Pose
Numerous Health Risks Institute for Responsible Technology
Genetically Modified Foods Have Numerous Benefits and No Known Risks
Genetically Modified Crops Can Increase Productivity to End World Hunger
Genetically Modified Crops Will Not Increase Productivity to End World Hunger
Preventing the Next Fertility Clinic Scandal
Society Could Benefit from Allowing Unregulated Embryo Trait Selection
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography
What Is the Environmental Impact of Genetic Engineering?
Chapter Preface
Human Genetic Engineering Is a Good Solution to Climate Change
Human Genetic Engineering Is a Dangerous Proposal to Combat Climate Change
Genetically Engineered Fish Can Provide Food and Conserve the Planet
Genetically Engineered Pigs Could Provide Environmental Benefits
Genetically Engineered Pigs Are Not a Good Solution to Environmental Problems
Periodical and internet Sources Bibliography
How Should Genetic Engineering Technology Be Regulated?
Chapter Preface
New Genetic Engineering Technology Needs to Be Regulated
New Genetic Engineering Technology Does Not Need to Be Regulated
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Consumer Genetic Testing Does Not Need Additional Regulation
The US, the UN and Genetic Engineering
Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods Is Unnecessary and Unconstitutional
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography
For Further Discussion
Organizations to Contact
Bibliography of Books
Index

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