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Record: Biotechnology: Friend or Foe?


Biotechnology: Friend or Foe?

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1067 Biddle Law Library

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Films for the Humanities & Sciences

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Genetic science holds the keys to life itself. How should this knowledge be used? Enhanced by outstanding 3-D computer animations and microscopic imaging, this engaging program, featuring Dr. Cary Fowler, takes a balanced looks at the biotechnological revolution. Among the topics surveyed are genetic engineering, cloning, gene therapy, genetically modified food crops, gene patenting, DNA fingerprinting, gene banks, and the use of transgenic animals for organ transplants. An overview of heredity, natural selection, and the mechanics of DNA is provided.


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