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WILEY BIOTECHNOLOGY ENCYCLOPEDIAS
Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology

Editors-in-Chief: 
Thomas H. Murray,
President, The Hastings Center 
Maxwell J. Mehlman,
Case Western Reserve's Law-Medicine Center


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2 volume set 
approximately 1,250 pages
112 articles
ISBN: 0-471-17612-5
Hardcover

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through December 31, 2000

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An authoritative and objective compendium of regulatory, policy and ethical issues in biotechnology...

Biotechnology has revolutionized modern life. From the engineering of produce with longer shelf-lives and drugs that increase an animal's milk production to genetic testing for early screening of birth defects, the products of biotechnology have a direct impact of every strata of society. The benefits of biotechnology are coupled with limitations, however, and a gamut of social, economic, ethical, and legal issues surround its technical issues. Scientists must have a keen understanding of these "non-technical" topics and need a definitive resource on the legal, policy, and ethical issues in biotechnology. 

Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology is a comprehensive reference work on the ethical, legal, and policy issues involved in biotechnology. The editorial team of Thomas Murray and Maxwell Mehlman, bring together leading experts from a variety of fields to describe the issues, analyze their implications, and present public policy options. 

A two volume set, Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology is the fourth and final encyclopedia in the Wiley Biotechnology Encyclopedias series. It contains 112 entries arranged in alphabetical order. Related entries are cross-referenced and each entry includes a list of sources. All of the entries have undergone peer review by two independent reviewers. 

With the completion of the Human Genome Project, the Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology addresses the issues a growing cadre of scientists and scholars are struggling to understand. How safe is biotechnology? In what ways will genetic information affect our conceptions of who we are and our relationships with each other? Can democracy exist in a society in which only the wealthy can obtain access to new genetic advances? At what point does a genetically modified human being cease to be a member of the human species? The discussions surrounding these questions and others are authoritative, timely, and practical. 

A wide array of scientists and professionals as well as students, policy-makers and physicians in both academia and industry will find Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology and indispensable and time saving reference work. 

Benefits:

  • Locating topics is quick and easy with alphabetical organization and a detailed index.
  • Provides an objective, balanced presentation of highly politicized issues.
  • Includes regulatory and policy issues not contained in other reference works. 
  • Contributions from over 100 internationally recognized experts in both industry and academia provide well-balanced and comprehensive coverage.
  • Provides in-depth, up-to-date coverage of biotechnology's ethical, legal, and policy issues, saving valuable research time.


About the Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief
Thomas H. Murray
President, The Hastings Center 

Maxwell J. Mehlman
Case Western Reserve's Law-Medicine Center

Editorial Board
David Blumenthal
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Alexander Capron
University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, California

Thomas Caskey
Merck & Co., Inc., West Point, Pennsylvania

Bartha Knoppers
University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

Gil Omenn
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

George Rathmann
ICOS Corporation, Bothell, Washington

Charles Sanders
Commonwealth Fund, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

LeRoy Walters
Georgetown University, Washington, DC

James Wyngaarden
Washington, DC


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