Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology

Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology

Online ISBN: 9780471250593

DOI: 10.1002/0471250597

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An authoritative and objective compendium of regulatory, policy and ethical issues in biotechnology...

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Biotechnology has revolutionized modern life. From the engineering of produce with longer shelf-lives and drugs that increase an animal's milk production to genetic testing for early screening of birth defects, the products of biotechnology have a direct impact on all of society. The benefits of biotechnology are coupled with limitations, however, and a gamut of social, economic, ethical, and legal issues surround its technical issues. Scientists must have a keen understanding of these "non-technical" topics and need a definitive resource on the legal, policy, and ethical issues concerning biotechnology.

Initially derived from the two-volume print work, Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology online is a comprehensive reference work including over 110 articles on the ethical, legal, and policy issues involved in biotechnology. The editorial team of Thomas Murray and Maxwell Mehlman, brings together leading experts from a variety of fields to describe the issues, analyze their implications, and present public policy options.

A wide array of scientists and professionals, as well as students, policy-makers and physicians in both academia and industry will find Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology an indispensable and time-saving reference work.

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