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Biotechnology and Society : An Introduction
by Hallam Stevens


Overview - With Biotechnology and Society , Hallam Stevens offers an up-to-date primer to help us understand the interactions of biotechnology and society and the debates, controversies, fears, and hopes that have shaped how we think about bodies, organisms, and life in the twenty-first century.  Read more...

 
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Overview
With Biotechnology and Society, Hallam Stevens offers an up-to-date primer to help us understand the interactions of biotechnology and society and the debates, controversies, fears, and hopes that have shaped how we think about bodies, organisms, and life in the twenty-first century. Stevens addresses such topics as genetically modified foods, cloning, and stem cells; genetic testing and the potential for discrimination; fears of (and, in some cases, hopes for) designer babies; personal genomics; biosecurity; and biotech art. Taken as a whole, the book presents a clear, authoritative picture of the relationship between biotechnology and society today, and how our conceptions (and misconceptions) of it could shape future developments. It is an essential volume for students and scholars working with biotechnology, while still being accessible to the general reader interested in the truth behind breathless media accounts about biotech's promise and perils.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780226046013
  • ISBN-10: 022604601X
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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