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Genetics in the News
  • Format
  • Authored by: Bernice Schacter, Ph.D., Consulting Editor: Yael Calhoun
  • From the Series: Science News Flash
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 0791092550
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9255-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $31.95
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 576.5
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 112


News stories abound about important and intriguing advances made in the field of genetics. We hear wondrous new discoveries announced about our health, our past, our foods, and our world, as well as troubling headlines about potential hazards and misuses of genetic findings. As current and future decision makers for our society, students as well as the general public must help determine how to best use these new discoveries. It is therefore critical to find out about advances in genetics and to understand this powerful technology to improve the world we live in. Genetics in the News covers timely topics such as the Human Genome Project, genetically modified foods, genetic diseases, gene therapy, and more.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Glossary. Further reading. Web sites. References. Index.

About the Author(s)

Bernice Schacter, Ph.D., has more than 25 years of experience in biomedical research. She is the author of Issues and Dilemmas in Biotechnology (1999), Biotechnology and Your Health (2005), and The New Medicines (2005).

Reviews and Awards

“…informative…provides a clear and balanced perspective on these often-controversial and little-understood topics.”
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