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Cloning : A Beginner's Guide - Aaron D. Levine

Cloning

A Beginner's Guide

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Published: 24th May 2007
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Would you drink milk from a cloned cow? When will we be able to clone humans? How would you react if a friend's child was a genetic clone of herself? Could the science of cloning provide the cure to Alzheimer's? Ever since the birth of Dolly, the infamous cloned sheep, such questions have rarely been long out of the public consciousness. In this enthralling introduction, biologist Aaron Levine provides a thorough exploration of the science and ethics of cloning. Covering its fascinating history, a detailed account of the key concepts involved, and the difficulties involved in drawing up progressive but ethically-responsible policy, Cloning: A Beginner's Guide is a invaluable way to learn more about this exciting and contentious topic.

About the Author

Aaron Levine is currently conducting research on the impact of public policy on biomedical research at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.

"I highly recommend this book to everyone: I think it would be especially good as additional reading material for introductory genetics courses, bioethics and biomedical classes." Scienceblogs.com

Prefacep. vi
Acknowledgementsp. ix
List of Illustrationsp. xi
What cloning is and why it mattersp. 1
A cloning parts list: cells, genes, and embryosp. 10
Dolly and her scientific predecessorsp. 38
Animal cloning in the twenty-first centuryp. 66
Embryonic stem cells and the promise of therapeutic cloningp. 90
The ethical debate over human cloningp. 113
Cloning science in uncertain timesp. 136
The future of cloningp. 157
Notesp. 171
Glossaryp. 178
Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9781851685226
ISBN-10: 1851685227
Series: Beginner's Guides (Oneworld)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 193
Published: 24th May 2007
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.41  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.24