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Genetic engineering
Merino, Noël, editor.
Publication Information:
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2013.
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227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
This volume addresses controversial questions surrounding the issue of genetic engineering. Topics discussed include the benefits and risks of genetic engineering, the environmental impact of genetic engineering, and the pros and cons of regulation of genetic engineering. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.
Should genetic engineering be permitted? Genetic engineering is natural and should be pursued / Jeffrey Scott Coker ; The Three Mile Island of biotech? / John Nichols ; Human genetic engineering should be allowed / Ronald M. Green ; We must stop trying to engineer nature / Mark Lynas ; Stem cell research should be allowed, but not reproductive cloning / Barack Obama ; Ignored implications / Ken Blackwell -- What are the benefits and risks of genetic engineering? Genetically modified foods could pose numerous health risks / Institute for Responsible Technology ; Genetically modified foods have numerous benefits and no known risks / Henry I. Miller ; Genetically modified crops can increase productivity to end world hunger / Erik Vance ; Genetically modified crops will not increase productivity to end world hunger / Union of Concerned Scientists ; Preventing the next fertility clinic scandal / Jesse Reynolds ; Society could benefit from allowing unregulated embryo trait selection / Greg Beato -- What is the environmental impact of genetic engineering? Human genetic engineering is a good solution to climate change / S. Matthew Liao, interviewed by Ross Andersen ; Human genetic engineering is a dangerous proposal to combat climate change / Mark Tapson ; Genetically engineered fish can provide food and conserve the planet / Yonathan Zohar ; Genetically engineered pigs could provide environmental benefits / Anne Minard ; Genetically engineered pigs are not a good solution to environmental problems / Lucy Sharratt -- How should genetic engineering technology be regulated? New genetic engineering technology needs to be regulated / Richard Hayes ; New genetic engineering technology does not need to be regulated / Ronald Bailey ; Knowing me, knowing you / Jeanne Lenzer and Shannon Brownlee ; Consumer genetic testing does not need additional regulation / Christopher Mims ; The US, the UN and genetic engineering / Chuck Norris ; Labeling of genetically modified foods is unnecessary and unconstitutional / Henry I. Miller and Gregory Conko.
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