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The Resource Gene future : the promise and perils of the new biology, Thomas F. Lee

Gene future : the promise and perils of the new biology, Thomas F. Lee

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Gene future : the promise and perils of the new biology
Title
Gene future
Title remainder
the promise and perils of the new biology
Statement of responsibility
Thomas F. Lee
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We are poised at the doorway to a future which could surpass the Industrial Revolution in its impact on the world. We are beginning to scrutinize genes in order to read the very history of evolution, and to alter plants and animals in ways undreamed of only a few years ago. As the tools of science have become more sophisticated, scientists have been able to delve deeply into the inner recesses of cells. The fruit of their labor, the new biology, promises us an unprecedented understanding of genes, offering an illuminating view into the most intimate operations of living things from microbes to humans - and with that, the potential to gain increasing control over life itself." "Our gene future will soon present us with a cornucopia of products by drawing upon a variety of organisms - plants, animals, and even human cells - that will influence the lives and health of us all. As Thomas Lee, a biologist and author of the acclaimed The Human Genome Project: Cracking the Genetic Code of Life, so vividly shows, the new biology is already beginning to make its mark on our lives. Every week newspapers announce that scientists have found the gene for a disease such as cystic fibrosis or a particular form of cancer, or have seized on a gene therapy to try to combat it. The controversy over using DNA fingerprinting as admissible evidence in court has sparked public concern. The injecting of experimental genes into humans and animals has triggered recent debates. Soon genetically engineered tomatoes and other "transgenic" vegetables will be available on the shelves of our local grocers."
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DLC
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Lee, Thomas F
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetic engineering
  • Molecular genetics
  • Medical genetics
  • Forensic genetics
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Genetics, Medical
Label
Gene future : the promise and perils of the new biology, Thomas F. Lee
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Enter the genes -- Genes, genealogy, and ancient DNA -- DNA in court -- Genes and disease -- DNA, disease, and dilemmas -- Gene therapy -- Transgenic animals -- Transgenic plants -- Field of genes -- A world of genes
Control code
28506785
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 339 pages
Isbn
9780306445095
Lccn
93027834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(WaOLN)1549554
Label
Gene future : the promise and perils of the new biology, Thomas F. Lee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Enter the genes -- Genes, genealogy, and ancient DNA -- DNA in court -- Genes and disease -- DNA, disease, and dilemmas -- Gene therapy -- Transgenic animals -- Transgenic plants -- Field of genes -- A world of genes
Control code
28506785
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 339 pages
Isbn
9780306445095
Lccn
93027834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(WaOLN)1549554

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