Sex, Drugs And Dna: Science's Taboos Confronted by M. StebbinsSex, Drugs And Dna: Science's Taboos Confronted by M. Stebbins

Sex, Drugs And Dna: Science's Taboos Confronted

byM. Stebbins

Paperback | January 1, 2006

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Now available in paperback following huge critical acclaim. In a frank, edgy and entertaining style that pulls no punches, Michael Stebbins says what most scientists and politicians are afraid to about what research can and, perhaps more importantly, cannot deliver. He debunks the myths surrounding some of the most controversial topics in science.
MICHAEL STEBBINS is currently a US Congressional Fellow in Science Policy. Before that, he was Editor at Nature Genetics after being a researcher in James Watson's Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA. He has written for Reuters, Discover, Seed and Popular Science Magazine and he is an advisor to SciCentral, a National Science Foundation...
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Title:Sex, Drugs And Dna: Science's Taboos ConfrontedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:354 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.9 inPublished:January 1, 2006Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230521126

ISBN - 13:9780230521124

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements A Scientist's Life National Science Day Stem Cells and Cloning (No We All Can't Just Get Along) There's Sex... ...And Then There's Sex Genetically Modified Everything Race and other Discriminations Global Warming Bioterrorism and Other Mayhem The Coming Pandemic Drugs Healthcare A Letter to Barbara Bush Science Education How to Talk To Your Creationist Brother-in-Law About Evolution

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Reviews for Hardback Version:'Gutsy and in-your-face, Stebbins talks about science like it's never been talked about before. Prepare to be offended...and enlightened.' - Chris Mooney, author of The Republican War on Science'A take-no-prisoners look at some of the most controversial issues of our generation.' Gina Smith, author of The Genomics Age'A science meets political polemic that travels at breakneck speed - a real eye-popper. Well worth a look.' - www.scienceagogo.com'FOUR STARS: If you enjoy reading Michael Moore, you will want to read this book too. Without doubt, a book that anyone who really wants science to succeed should read.' - www.popularscience.co.uk'Stebbins makes a good argument and his style is lively and irreverent. He knows what he's talking about too.' - Focus Magazine'You will undoubtedly learn something new from this sobering, illuminating work.' - Publishers Weekly'Stebbins breaks ranks to passionately, revealingly, counter the threats posed by general American stupidity about science, public health, and education.' - Booklist'You don't need a scientific background to be totally enthralled by this passionate, entertaining and sometimes terrifying book' - Chemistry World'devilish, funny, outspoken, revealing, and entertaining,' - Lab Times