9783540857921

Pharming : Promises and Risks OfbBiopharmaceuticals Derived from Genetically Modified Plants and Animals

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  • ISBN13:

    9783540857921

  • ISBN10:

    3540857923

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-12-01
  • Publisher: SPRINGER

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Summary

A recently established technique termed pharming uses genetically modified plants and animals for the production of biopharmaceuticals. The present interdisciplinary study comprises an extended overview of the state of the art of pharming, as well as in depth analyses of the environmental risks and other ethical and legal issues of pharming. Public attitudes to pharming are investigated on the basis of an original survey in 15 countries worldwide. The study concludes with specific recommendations addressed towards science, industry and politics.

Table of Contents

List of abbreviationsp. XIX
Introductionp. 1
The technology of pharmingp. 9
Risk assessment of plant pharming and animal pharmingp. 73
The welfare of pharming animalsp. 101
Public views and attitudes to pharmingp. 121
The ethical evaluation of pharmingp. 179
The role of patents in the development of pharmingp. 201
Legal problems of pharmingp. 213
Conclusions and recommendationsp. 291
Glossaryp. 303
Examples of GM pharmaceutical crops and animalsp. 315
List of authorsp. 323
Indexp. 329
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