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Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
Reproductive Technology by Clay Farris Naff
Publication Date: 2006-03-24
Infertility has caused much human misery. After centuries of trying to find a cure, doctors have begun to apply a variety of reproductive technologies to help infertile men and women to become parents. This volume explores the origins, contemporary uses, and future possibilities of reproductive technology.
Assisted conception by Healy, Justin
Call Number: NFS 618.178059 ASS
Publication Date: 2010
Genetic engineering by Parker, Steve
Publication Date: 2005
Looks at the way scientific advances have made it possible to transfer genes from one living thing to another. It considers the main areas of debate such as GM crops and cloning. The book then explores the arguements made by both side in the debate and what is being done to test and control genetic engineering.
What are the issues with genetic technology? by Hartman, Eve & Meshbesher, Wendy
Call Number: NFS 660.6 HAR
Publication Date: 2012
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.
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. We have used the biological processes of microorganisms for more than 6,000 years to make useful food products, such as bread and cheese, and to preserve dairy products.
With an increasing number of women turning to fertility treatments to help them conceive a baby, Four Corners investigates, are women being sold false hope by the IVF industry?
Learn about how genetic engineering works and how it can be applied in science.
Genetically modified foods have been demonized in recent years by health advocates and environmentalists alike. If we look at the history of food cultivation, however, it is apparent we've been eating them all along. Scientific American editor Eric R. Olson explains.
CRISPR: It’s the powerful gene editing technology transforming biomedical research. Fast, cheap and easy to use, it allows scientists to rewrite the DNA in just about any organism—including humans—with tests on human embryos already underway. The technique’s potential to radically reshape everything from disease prevention to the future of human evolution has driven explosive progress and heated debate. Join the world’s CRISPR pioneers to learn about the enormous possibilities and ethical challenges as we stand on the threshold of a brave new world of manipulating life’s fundamental code.
IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) is a procedure, used to overcome a range of fertility issues, by which an egg and sperm are joined together outside the body, in a specialised laboratory.
Assisted reproductive treatment (ART), also known as assisted reproductive technology, refers to treatments used to assist people in achieving a pregnancy. ART covers a wide spectrum of treatments.