The Impact of the Gene

The Impact of the Gene

From Mendel's Peas to Designer Babies

Book - 2001
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Explains how the insights of Gregor Mendel are the key to understanding genetics today, and discusses the ethical implications of current genetic technologies, from cloning to the Human Genome Project.

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Science writer Tudge (philosophy, London School of Economics) reflects on the social and ethical implications of genetic research and its application to a living world while he traces the history of modern concepts of heredity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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A renowned science writer reveals how the insights of Gregor Mendel, a mid-nineteenth-century Moravian friar whose experiments with peas created the foundation for modern genetics, are the key to understanding genetics today, and discusses the ethical implications of current genetic technologies, from cloning to the Human Genome Project. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2001
Edition: 1st American ed
Description: 375 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780374175238
0374175233
Branch Call Number: 576.5 Tud
Additional Contributors: Tudge, Colin

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