The Hope Hype and Reality of Genetic Engineering

Author: John C. Avise
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198037903
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An introductory tour into the stranger-than-fiction world of genetic engineering, a scientific realm inhabited by eager researchers intent upon fashioning a prodigious medley of genetically modified (GM) organisms to serve human needs.

The Hope Hype Reality of Genetic Engineering

Author: John C. Avise
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195169506
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If you want to know more about the transgenic items on your dinner table, how barnyard animals are being cloned for pharmaceuticals and foods, how wild creatures from mosquitoes to endangered species are being genetically modified, or what genetic engineering holds for the future of medicine and the human species, you need to read this book."--Jacket.

Genetic Engineering

Author: Tamara L. Roleff
Publisher: Referencepoint PressInc
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Discusses the moral and ethical issues surrounding the different types of genetic engineering.

Inside the Human Genome

Author: John C. Avise
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195393430
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How do you explain flaw in a world engineered by God? Avise extends this age-old question to the most basic aspect of humanity's physical evidence-- our genes-- and provides the evolutionary answers.

Race and Empire

Author: Chloe Campbell
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719071607
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Race and Empire tells the story of a short-lived but vehement eugenics movement that emerged among a group of Europeans in Kenya in the 1930s, unleashing a set of writings on racial differences in intelligence more extreme than that emanating from any other British colony in the twentieth century. The Kenyan eugenics movement of the 1930s adapted British ideas to the colonial environment: in all its extremity, Kenyan eugenics was not simply a bizarre and embarrassing colonial mutation, as it was later dismissed, but a logical extension of British eugenics in a colonial context. By tracing the history of eugenic thought in Kenya, the books shows how the movement took on a distinctive colonial character, driven by settler political preoccupations and reacting to increasingly outspoken African demands for better, and more independent, education. The economic fragility of Kenya in the early 1930s made the eugenicists particularly dependent on British financial support. Ultimately, the suspicious response of the Colonial Office and the Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald, backed up by a growing expert concern about race in science, led to the failure of Kenyan eugenics to gain the necessary British backing. Despite this lack of concrete success, eugenic theories on race and intelligence were widely supported by the medical profession in Kenya, as well as powerful members of the official and non-official European settler population. The long-term failures of the eugenics movement should not blind us to its influence among the social and administrative elite of colonial Kenya. Through a close examination of attitudes towards race and intelligence in a British colony, Race and Empire reveals how eugenics was central to colonial racial theories before World War Two.

CAPTIVATING LIFE

Author: John C. Avise
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press
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A modern-day naturalist, Avise describes how he merged his youthful passion for natural history with the reasoned study of genetic science.