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Main Title Animal biotechnology : science-based concerns /
CORP Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Defining Science-based Concerns Associated with Products of Animal Biotechnology,
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 50919831
ISBN 0309084393; 9780309084390
Subjects Animal biotechnology ; Animals ; Cloning, Organism ; Genetic Engineering--veterinary ; Genetic Engineering--ethics ; Animal Welfare ; Safety ; Environmental Health ; Animaux ; Biotechnologie ; Génétique ; Clonage ; Bioéthique ; Santé ; Bio-ethiek ; Genetische manipulatie ; Dieren ; Nutztiere ; Food
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  SF140.B54A58 2002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/25/2003
EOAM  SF140.B54A58 2002 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 09/05/2003
Collation xviii, 181 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
1. Introduction -- 2. Applications of biotechnology techniques -- 3. Animals engineered for human health purposes -- 4. Food safety concerns -- 5. Environmental concerns -- 6. Animal health and welfare -- 7. Concerns related to scientific uncertainty, policy context, institutional capacity, and social implications. This book identifies science-based and policy-related concerns about animal biotechnology that must be resolved before breakthroughs in genetic-based animal biotechnology can reach their potential. After a short history of the field and definitions of terms, the book describes what is known and what is feared about emerging technologies and questions related to the inadvertent release of dangerous microorganisms, the safety of products derived from biotechnology, and the impact of genetically engineered animals on their environment. There is also discussion of animal welfare concerns and society's capacity to regulate and manage technology.