Sex, Drugs and DNA

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Sex, Drugs and DNA

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Isbn10 0230521126
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Physical Dimensions 7.7 x 5.1 x 1 inches
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Publish Date July 10, 2007
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Subjects Impact of science & technology on society
Philosophy of science
Popular science
Science And Public Policy
Life Sciences - Biology - Developmental Biology
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Science / Developmental Biology
Life Sciences - General
Subtitle Science's Taboos Confronted
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Sex, Drugs and DNA
Authors Michael Stebbins
Average Rating 4
Categories Science
Content Version preview-1.0.0
Description In a frank, edgy and entertaining style that pulls no punches this book reveals the truth about modern biology and debunks the commonest myths surrounding some of the most controversial topics in science and health. It says what most scientists and politicians are afraid to say about what research can and, perhaps more importantly, cannot deliver on topics ranging from sexuality, race and genetic modification to stem cells, cloning, modern medicine, fertility treatment, creationism and bioterrorism. Having worked at the heart of government science, at the most prestigious science publishing company in the world, and in one of the world's leading biology institutions the author has a unique view of the politics, culture and reach of science. He illustrates how we are facing dangerous times where political agendas and public misunderstanding are hobbling truly novel work and hence calls for wide reaching changes in science education, funding, publishing and promulgation.
Language en
Maturity Rating NOT_MATURE
Page Count 360
Print Type BOOK
Published Date 2007-07-10
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Ratings Count 1
Subtitle Science's Taboos Confronted
Title Sex, Drugs and DNA

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