Policy Controversy in Biotechnology

Policy Controversy in Biotechnology

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"Policy Controversy in Biotechnology: An Insider's View" is a penetrating analysis of how the United States' and international public policies are formulated. It provides revealing accounts of the approach to science and technology taken by the Clinton Administration and by supra-national or international organizations such as the European Union and United Nations. The book is also a primer on biotechnology - what it is and can accomplish and common misconceptions about it. One of the strongest suits of the book is the last chapter's discussion of possible remedies for the public policy malaise found in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere. The book suggests a multi-faceted strategy, which includes better communication between scientists and the public; greater activism by scientific institutions (academies, journals, and professional associations); more involvement by the public in government policy-making; and both general and specific executive and legislative reforms.
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  • Hardback | 221 pages
  • 190.5 x 260.35 x 25.4mm | 703.06g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0124967256
  • 9780124967250

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Biotechnology's seminal issue - the "product vs. process" controversy; the conflict between politics and science; the vagaries of federal regulation; ripple effects in the real world; why government is the problem (and what to do about it).
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