Genetics in the News

Genetics in the News

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Describes modern developments in the field of genetics, discussing the mapping of the human genome, the genetic causes of such afflictions as tumors and behavioral disorders, and genetic modification.

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News stories abound about important and intriguing advances made in the field of genetics. We hear wondrous new discoveries announced about our health, our past, our foods, and our world, as well as troubling headlines about potential hazards and misuses of genetic findings. As current and future decision makers for our society, students as well as the general public must help determine how to best use these new discoveries. It is therefore critical to find out about advances in genetics and to understand this powerful technology to improve the world we live in. Genetics in the News covers timely topics such as the Human Genome Project, genetically modified foods, genetic diseases, gene therapy, and more.

Publisher: New York : Chelsea House Publishers, c2007
ISBN: 0791092550 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
9780791092552 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
Branch Call Number: Y576.5 SCH
Characteristics: 102 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Calhoun, Yael

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