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Altered Genes II: The Future? Geoffrey Lawrence

Altered Genes II: The Future?

Geoffrey Lawrence

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ISBN : 9780908011599
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272 pages
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This revised and updated edition contains provocative and challenging essays from Australian and New Zealand specialists that address ethical, social, and ecological problems arising from biotechnology and genetic engineering. This collectionMoreThis revised and updated edition contains provocative and challenging essays from Australian and New Zealand specialists that address ethical, social, and ecological problems arising from biotechnology and genetic engineering. This collection challenges society s supposed acceptance of genetic engineering. Though promising much, emerging technology also threatens to disrupt evolution and usher in new forms of social control. This book is essential reading for those uncomfortable with developments in this area.Richard Hindmarsh lectures in nature, technology, and culture studies in the Contemporary Studies Program at the University of Queensland Ipswich in Australia. He is widely published in genetic engineering and environmental ethics. Geoffrey Lawrence is a foundation professor of sociology and executive director of the Institute for Sustainable Regional Development at Central Queensland University in Australia.