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Intervention: confronting the real risks of genetic engineering and life on a biotech planet

Author: Caruso, Denise Corporate author: Hybrid Vigor Institute Publisher: Hybrid Vigor Press, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 252 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780615135533Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print TP248 .C37 2006
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Intervention Confronting the Real Risks of Genetic Engineering and Life on a Biotech Planet Contents About the Author .................................................................................. i Author's Note: Regarding Amateurs, Stereotypes and Source Material ................................................... xi Introduction: (Gene)sis ........................................................................... 1 1. What If the Experts Are Wrong?........................................................ 8 2. Of Mice, Men and Uncertainty ....................................................... 23 3. The Effects of Biotech at Scale ....................................................... 37 4. The Risks of Going Native ................................................................ 49 5. What Gets Measured Is What Matters .......................................... 61 6. Politics, Science and 'Substantial Equivalence' ............................ 77 7. Silent Genes.................................................................................... 95 8. The Promise of Transgenics .......................................................... 111 9. The Tricky Calculus of Cost and Benefit ..................................... 130 10. Our Appointed Arbiters of Risk................................................... 147 11. Putting Pigs to the Test ............................................................. 171 12. What Then Shall We Do?............................................................. 188 Acknowledgments................................................................................... 200 Bibliography Selected Further Reading .............................................................. 205 Sources and Citations (By Chapter) ............................................. 212 Index ..................................................................................................... 238

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