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Application of biotechnology : environmental and policy issues / edited by John R. Fowle, III.

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Boulder, Colo. : Published by Westview Press for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C., 1987.

Physical description

xi, 242 pages ; 23 cm.


Symposium held at the 1985 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Los Angeles.
Originally part of the BIODOC collection. Copy 1. Supplier/Donor: Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographies and index.


Introduction / John R. Fowle III -- The biological revolution : tools and products of biotechnology / Lidia S. Watrud -- Gene splicing enters the environment : the socio-historical context of the debate over deliberate release / Sheldon Krimsky -- The NIH guidelines and field testing of genetically engineered plants and microorganisms / Elizabeth Milewski -- Application of introduced species models to biotechnology assessment / Frances E. Sharples -- The infectious spread of engineered genes / Richard E. Lenski -- Evaluating environmental risks from biotechnology : contributions of ecology / David A. Andow, Simon A. Levin, and Mark A. Harwell -- Safe and effective biotechnology : mobilizing scientific expertise / Philip J. Regal -- Moving toward public participation in biotechnology / Terri Goldberg.
An industry view of the public policy issues in the development of biotechnology / George B. Rathmann -- Federal activities in risk assessment and risk management in biotechnology / Bernadine P. Healy -- Biotechnology and the public purpose : a public agenda for biotechnology in the Congress / Anthony Robbins and Phyllis Freeman -- Reviewing the national policy issues associated with the commercial development of biotechnology / Gregory A. Daneke.


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