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Author Peacock, Kathy Wilson.
Title Biotechnology and genetic engineering / Kathy Wilson Peacock ; foreword by Charles Hagedorn.
Imprint New York : Facts on File, c2010.
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Call # TP248.215 .P43 2010
Phys. Description xiv, 349 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Series Global issues
Global issues (Facts on File, Inc.)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: The issue ; The challenges ; International history -- Focus on the United States: Current situation ; History ; Counterstrategies -- Global perspectives: Introduction ; Iceland ; Singapore ; Great Britain ; Japan ; India ; Germany ; South Africa ; Conclusion -- United States documents -- International documents: Japan ; India ; Germany ; South Africa -- How to research biotechnology: Getting started ; Using sources effectively -- Facts and figures -- Key players A to Z -- Organizations and agencies -- Annotated bibliography: Bioethics ; Biotechnology and agriculture ; Biotechnology, medicine, stem cell research, and biowarfare ; Genetic engineering/Human genome project ; Biotechnology history and biography.
Summary Explains why biotechnology is a relevant and volatile issue. Begins with a history of biotechnology and its effect on agriculture, medicine, and the environment. Equal space is devoted to discussing the efforts of human-rights advocates, animal-rights advocates, and environmentalists to create definitive governmental regulations for this budding industry.
Subject Biotechnology -- Popular works.
Genetic engineering -- Popular works.
ISBN 9780816077847 (alk. paper)
0816077843 (alk. paper)