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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."
  • "As Lee so wisely and eloquently cautions, there may be perils along this pathway as well as miraculous discoveries. Do dangers lurk in this new technological approach to nature? May we unwittingly be doing irreparable harm to individuals, not to mention the biosphere? This perceptive author even-handedly assesses the controversies surrounding the perils that may await us as molecular science moves out of the laboratory and into our homes and environment. This fascinating and comprehensive volume shows that the time has come to confront our gene future, because our gene future is now."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Thomas F
Dewey number
575.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH506
LC item number
.L35 1993
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH506.L35
NAL item number
1993
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1994 D-592
  • QH 506
NLM item number
L481g 1993
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetic engineering
  • Molecular genetics
  • Medical genetics
  • Forensic genetics
Label
Gene future : the promise and perils of the new biology, Thomas F. Lee
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Instantiates
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
ocm28506785
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
  • (Sirsi) i9780306445095
  • (OCoLC)28506785
Label
Gene future : the promise and perils of the new biology, Thomas F. Lee
Link
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
ocm28506785
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
  • (Sirsi) i9780306445095
  • (OCoLC)28506785

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