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Improving Nature? : The Science and Ethics of Genetic Engineering

Improving Nature? : The Science and Ethics of Genetic Engineering - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521008471

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ISBN13: 978-0521008471
ISBN10: 0521008476
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Canto
Published: 1996
International: No

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Improving Nature? : The Science and Ethics of Genetic Engineering - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521008471

Michael J. Reiss and Roger Straughan

ISBN13: 978-0521008471
ISBN10: 0521008476
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Canto

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

Little more than a decade ago the term "genetic engineering" was hardly known outside research laboratories. Today it regularly makes headlines. Those in favor of genetic engineering--and those against it--tell us that it has the potential to change our lives perhaps more than any other scientific or technological advance. But what are the likely consequences of genetic engineering? Is it ethically acceptable? Should we be trying to improve on nature? In Improving Nature?, the authors, a biologist and a moral philosopher, examine the implications of genetic engineering in every aspect of our lives. The underlying science is clearly explained and the moral and ethical considerations are fully disussed, resulting in a wide-ranging, balanced overview of a controversial subject. Michael Jonathan Reiss, a biologist, is Professor of Science Education and Head of Science & Technology, University of London Institute of Education. He is the author of Understanding Science Lessons (Open University Press, 2000). Roger Straughan is Reader in Education at the University of Reading. He is the author of Beliefs, Behaviour and Education (Cassell Academic, 1989). Previous paperback edition (1996) .

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part I. 2. The practicalities of genetic engineering

3. Moral and ethical concerns
4. Theological concerns

Part II. Overview: 5. The genetic engineering of microorganisms

6. The genetic engineering of plants
7. The genetic engineering of animals
8. The genetic engineering of humans

Part III. 9. Public understanding of genetic engineering: what can education do?

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