Princeton University Library Catalog

Biotechnology and society : an introduction / Hallam Stevens.

Author:
Stevens, Hallam [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
397 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
The limits of biotechnology -- What is biotechnology? -- The long history of biotechnology -- Genetic engineering -- Inventing genetic engineering -- Recombinant DNA debates -- Owning life -- Biotechnology and business -- Patenting life -- Genetically modified foods -- Risk, regulation, and our food -- The economics of eating -- The boundaries of bodily life -- Owning part of you -- Freezing, banking, crossing -- Mapping genes, making society -- Eugenics -- The human genome project -- Genetic testing, discrimination, and bioethics -- Genetic testing, disability, and discrimination -- Bioethics and medicine -- Virgin births -- From the pill to IVF -- Cloning -- Re-routing life -- Stem cells -- Designer babies -- Minding your own biological business -- Drugs and designer bodies -- Personal genomics -- Biotechnology and diversity -- Biotechnology and race -- Bioprospecting and biocolonialism -- Biological futures -- Synthetic biology and bioterrorism -- Biotechnology and art -- Conclusion: eternal life and the posthuman future.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780226045962 (hardcover ; : alkaline paper)
  • 022604596X (hardcover ; : alkaline paper)
  • 9780226046013 (paperback ; : alkaline paper)
  • 022604601X (paperback ; : alkaline paper)
  • (electronic book)
LCCN:
2015044526
OCLC:
929985397
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