Genetic Alchemy: A Social History of the Recombinant DNA Controversy

Paperback | November 14, 1984

bySheldon Krimsky

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Genetic Alchemy summarizes and clarifies the background of policy and ethical issues, the debates engendered by uncertain risks to researchers and the population at large, and the roles played by scientists involved in one of the most prominent and controversial new technologies, gene splicing. The author, Assistant Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy at Tufts University, brings to the topic his experience on the Cambridge Review Board as it considered the siting of a recombinant DNA research facility, and on the NIH's Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee.

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Genetic Alchemy summarizes and clarifies the background of policy and ethical issues, the debates engendered by uncertain risks to researchers and the population at large, and the roles played by scientists involved in one of the most prominent and controversial new technologies, gene splicing. The author, Assistant Professor of Urban ...

Michael E. Gorman is Professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Simulating Science and Transforming Nature.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:458 pages, 8.9 × 5.8 × 1.1 inPublished:November 14, 1984Publisher:The MIT Press

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ISBN - 10:0262610388

ISBN - 13:9780262610384

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