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Title:
Genetic engineering
Author:
Spangenburg, Ray, 1939-
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Publication Information:
New York : Benchmark Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
125 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the use of genetic engineering in plants and animals, and the hopes spurred by the mapping of human DNA by the Human Genome Project as well as the controversy over using stem cells for disease research.
Language:
English
Contents:
Jack and the beanstalk -- Genetically manufactured food crops -- From douglas fir to bacterial saviors -- Is it in the wind? or not? -- Cloning bossy, Mickey, and the blue ox -- Alliance or danger? -- The human genome -- The stem cell controversy -- For and against -- At the heart of the matter.
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ISBN:
9780761415862
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Book

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Discusses the use of genetic engineering in plants and animals, and the hopes spurred by the mapping of human DNA by the Human Genome Project as well as the controversy over using stem cells for disease research.


Author Notes

Ray Spangenburg is an author who specializes in writing about science and technology. As a journalist he has covered NASA and related science activities for many years.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Forewordp. 7
1 What Is Genetic Engineering?p. 10
2 What Are We Having for Dinner?p. 22
3 Biotechnology as World Farep. 31
4 Improving on Nature's Forestsp. 43
5 Cloning Animals: New, Yet Oldp. 52
6 The Human Genome: Research Breakthroughp. 67
7 The Human Stem Cell Controversyp. 75
8 Human Cloningp. 89
Conclusionp. 101
Notesp. 103
Further Informationp. 108
Bibliographyp. 112
Indexp. 118