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Genetic Engineering by Helen Cothran (Editor); Bonnie Szumski (Contribution by); Bruce Glassman (Contribution by); Mikko Canini (Editor)
Publication Date: 2004-09-10
Each anthology in the series contains a wide range of primary documents -- including speeches, court cases, personal reflections, and newspaper accounts -- that present controversies from previous eras and the present.
Gene Therapy by Clay Farris Naff
Publication Date: 2004-08-27
The dawn of gene therapy heralds great promise for medical progress, as well as great concern about potential abuse. This anthology charts the discoveries and the blind alleys, the bold experiments and the misguided fiascos, and the hype and hysteria along the path to gene-therapy cures.
How Genetics and Environment Shape Us by William Hunter
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
We've all heard the latest research reported in the news: Americans are overweight--and obesity has health implications as serious as smoking. What's more, our young people are at risk; 15 percent of all children between the ages of six and nineteen are overweight, and their numbers are growing. OBESITY: MODERN-DAY EPIDEMIC takes a look at this urgent issue from various perspectives. Consistent from book to book is the outlook that this is a lifestyle issue, and all of us are at risk. These books do not perpetuate the myth that each individual must conform to the media images of super-thin models. Instead, the books' timely information empowers readers to make necessary lifestyle choices, choices that will ensure a lifetime of good health.
Leading theoretical physicist and futurist Michio Kaku looks at the revolution in genetics and biotechnology, which promises unprecedented health and longevity but also raises the spectre of a Frankenstein future of genetically engineered people. Will we, as transhumanists expect, evolve into a new species? Dr Kaku warns that we may end up in a world divided by genetic apartheid.
This video serves as an digital material in understanding Biotechnology. The video outlines the definition and applications of Biotechnology.
What is the future of Biotechnolgy?
At its simplest, biotechnology is technology based on biology - biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet.
biotechnology, the use of biology to solve problems and make useful products. The most prominent area of biotechnology is the production of therapeutic proteins and other drugs through genetic engineering.
The term biotechnology can be taken to mean any commercial exploitation of biological processes but usually refers to research and development of the newer aspects of biology such as genetic engineering. The best known products of biotechnology are new drugs, vaccines and genetically engineered crops or animals.
Biotechnology involves using living things to make or change products. Helping establish Australia as a world leader in biotechnology, our innovative solutions benefit agriculture, food, healthcare, environment and chemical industries.