Life Sciences in Transition

Life Sciences in Transition : a special issue of JMB

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These essays grew out of an effort at the EMBL to promote a new form of science communication on the social, ethical, and political issues that surround rapid change in the life sciences. Published in the Journal of Molecular Biology, these eighteen essays address the main topics of the future of the biosciences, biosciences and basic values, genomics and the globalization of biology, science miscommunication, and reproductive technologies. Hot topics such as cloning, genomics, reproductive technologies, heatlh care costs are addressed.
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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 206 x 288 x 8mm | 480.81g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0126640521
  • 9780126640526

Table of contents

A Revolutionary Landscape: The Restructuring of Biology and its Convergence with Medicine
Man's Place in Nature: Evolutionary Past and Genomic Future
New Millennium: New Biology?
Biomedical Research and Health Care Costs: How Much Progress Can We Afford?
The Life Sciences and the Rule of Law
The Impact of the New Biology on Ethics
Science and Philosophy: Bridging the Two Cultures Divide
Society, Stem Cells, Embryos, and Cloning-Unraveling the Ethics of a Hot Debate
Human Behavioral Genetics-Past and Future
The Human Genome Project: A Player's Perspective Acceptable Intellectual Property
Life Sciences: Discontents and Consolations
Futures in Scientific Communication and Outreach
Is Science Dangerous?
Scientists as Communicators
Technology and Human Reproduction: 1950-2050
Still Giving Nature a Helping Hand? Surrogacy: A Debate about Technology and Society
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About Halldor Stefansson

Edited by Halldor Stefansson
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