Genetic Engineering

Genetic Engineering

by Noel Merino

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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title addresses the controversies associated with genetic engineering of humans (including so-called designer babies, cloning, and embryonic stem cell research), animals, and crops. The topics explored are whether genetic engineering should be permit; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737764253
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 03/18/2013
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Should Genetic Engineering Be Permitted?

Chapter Preface 18

1 Genetic Engineering Is Natural and Should Be Pursued Jeffrey Scott Coker 20

2 The Three Mile Island of Biotech? John Nichols 33

3 Human Genetic Engineering Should Be Allowed Ronald M. Green 46

4 We Must Stop Trying to Engineer Nature Mark Lynas 53

5 Stem Cell Research Should Be Allowed, but Not Reproductive Cloning Barack Obama 57

6 Ignored Implications Ken Blackwell 63

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 68

Chapter 2 What Are the Benefits and Risks of Genetic Engineering?

Chapter Preface 70

1 Genetically Modified Foods Could Pose 72

Numerous Health Risks Institute for Responsible Technology

2 Genetically Modified Foods Have Numerous Benefits and No Known Risks Henry I. Miller 79

3 Genetically Modified Crops Can Increase Productivity to End World Hunger Erik Vance 85

4 Genetically Modified Crops Will Not Increase Productivity to End World Hunger Union of Concerned Scientists 92

5 Preventing the Next Fertility Clinic Scandal Jesse Reynolds 101

6 Society Could Benefit from Allowing Unregulated Embryo Trait Selection Greg Beato 108

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 114

Chapter 3 What Is the Environmental Impact of Genetic Engineering?

Chapter Preface 116

1 Human Genetic Engineering Is a Good Solution to Climate Change S. Matthew Liao Ross Andersen 119

2 Human Genetic Engineering Is a Dangerous Proposal to Combat Climate Change Mark Tapson 129

3 Genetically Engineered Fish Can Provide Food and Conserve the Planet Yonathan Zohar 134

4 Genetically Engineered Pigs Could Provide Environmental Benefits Anne Minard 140

5 Genetically Engineered Pigs Are Not a Good Solution to Environmental Problems Lucy Sharratt 145

Periodical and internet Sources Bibliography 152

Chapter 4 How Should Genetic Engineering Technology Be Regulated?

Chapter Preface 154

1 New Genetic Engineering Technology Needs to Be Regulated Richard Hayes 157

2 New Genetic Engineering Technology Does Not Need to Be Regulated Ronald Bailey 163

3 Knowing Me, Knowing You Jeanne Lenzer Shannon Brownlee 170

4 Consumer Genetic Testing Does Not Need Additional Regulation Christopher Mims 181

5 The US, the UN and Genetic Engineering Chuck Norris 187

6 Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods Is Unnecessary and Unconstitutional Henry I. Miller Gregory Conko 192

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 198

For Further Discussion 199

Organizations to Contact 201

Bibliography of Books 207

Index 211

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