Life Sciences in Transition
a special issue of JMBEdited by
- Halldor Stefansson, EMBL
These essays grew out of an effort at the EMBL to promote a new form of science communication on the social, ethical, and political issues that surround rapid change in the life sciences. Published in the Journal of Molecular Biology, these eighteen essays address the main topics of the future of the biosciences, biosciences and basic values, genomics and the globalization of biology, science miscommunication, and reproductive technologies. Hot topics such as cloning, genomics, reproductive technologies, heatlh care costs are addressed.
Molecular biologists, geneticists, biomedical researchers, and researchers in the life sciences and social sciences.
Paperback, 150 Pages
Published: July 2002
Imprint: Academic Press
- A Revolutionary Landscape: The Restructuring of Biology and its Convergence with Medicine Man's Place in Nature: Evolutionary Past and Genomic Future New Millennium: New Biology? Biomedical Research and Health Care Costs: How Much Progress Can We Afford? The Life Sciences and the Rule of Law The Impact of the New Biology on Ethics Science and Philosophy: Bridging the Two Cultures Divide Society, Stem Cells, Embryos, and CloningUnraveling the Ethics of a Hot DebateHuman Behavioral GeneticsPast and Future The Human Genome Project: A Player's Perspective Acceptable Intellectual PropertyLife Sciences: Discontents and ConsolationsFutures in Scientific Communication and OutreachIs Science Dangerous?Scientists as CommunicatorsTechnology and Human Reproduction: 1950-2050 Still Giving Nature a Helping Hand? Surrogacy: A Debate about Technology and Society