The Hope, Hype, and Reality of Genetic Engineering Remarkable Stories from Agriculture, Industry, Medicine, and the Environment

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-02-19
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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An introductory tour into the stranger-than-fiction world of genetic engineering, a scientific realm inhabited by eager researchers intent upon fashioning a prodigious medley of genetically modified (GM) organisms to serve human needs.

Author Biography

John C. Avise is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California at Irvine, and an elected member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In twelve previous books and more than 280 scientific articles, he has helped to popularize as well as pioneer molecular genetic approaches in ecology, natural history, and evolution. He has received national and international awards for career-long contributions to ornithology, molecular ecology, biogeography, marine biology, and wildlife conservation.

Table of Contents

A Tale of Good and a Tale of Evil
A New Papaya
Microbiological Terrorism
Framework of an Unfolding Revolution
The Purview of Genetic Engineering
Preliminary Genetic Background
Engineering Microbes
Insulin Factories
A Growth Industry

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