Altered Genes
by Hindmarsh Richard (9781864487954)

Altered Genes
Hindmarsh Richard
Release Date: 01 October 1998
Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
Category: Popular Science
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781864487954

This exciting book offers a well-researched, highly readable and thought-provoking account of the social, political and ethical issues arising from genetic engineering.
This exciting book offers a well-researched, highly readable and thought-provoking account of the issues arising from genetic engineering. Although cloned sheep, headless frog embryos and blue roses sound like they come from the realm of science fiction, they are becoming reality as biological frontiers are being redrawn by genetic engineering... This technology threatens to disrupt evolution, to usher in new forms of social control, and to challenge the traditional notion of what food is. It is already provoking intense ethical, social and ecological debates worldwide, yet the public has been overly shielded from these debates by restricted information... In fourteen essays by Australian and New Zealand specialists and with a stimulating introduction by award-winning scientist David Suzuki, this book provides the background to, and raises the questions for, an informed public debate on the subject... The book's three editors, Richard Hindmarsh, Geoffrey Lawrence and Janet Norton, are well placed to present and assess the implications of genetic engineering for society and nature.

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