Annotated Bibliography Shannon, Thomas A. Genetic Engineering ...


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Tammi Buenrostro

English 1302, Sec 206, MWF 12

Ms. Dziadek

September 24, 2012

Annotated Bibliography

Shannon, Thomas A.
Genetic Engineering: A Documentary History
. Westport, CT: Greenwood,
1999. Print.

A scientific, social and ethical exploration of genetic engineering.

There are 135 documents
discussing the history and development of plant, animal and human genetics, along with samples
of commentaries by scientists. It is arranged topically, and emphasizes the human genome

Herring, Mark Youngblood.
Genetic Eng
. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2006. Print.

Herring provides a detailed history of the debate in a fair and balanced manner, using
proponents' points of view to make individual cases, both pro and con. Narrative chapters cover
such topics as the Human
Genome Project, gene splicing, cloning, genetically altered foods, and
DNA and crime
solving. Students and the general public will find a comprehensive survey of the
genetic engineering debate. Appendices include statements from Robert P. George and Peter
Singer, two of the most prominent scholars on the subject, and a bibliography of print and
electronic resources for further research.

Yount, Lisa.
Genetics and Genetic Engineering
. New York: Facts on File, 1997. Print.
Milestones in Discovery and Inventio

Profiles geneticists and highlights discoveries they have made; includes Gregor Mendel and the
laws of inheritance, James Watson and the structure of DNA, and Stanley Cohen and genetic

Torr, James D.
Genetic Engineering: Opposing
. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven, 2001.
Print. Opposing Viewpoints Ser. (Unnumbered).

Important questions that are continually asked in the book are "How will genetic engineering
affect society?

Is the genetic engineering of humans ethical?

does genetic engineering
affect food and agriculture?

How should genetic engineering be regulated?"

Tammi Buenrostro

English 1302, Sec 206, MWF 12

Ms. Dziadek

September 24, 2012

Reiss, Michael J., and Roger Straughan.
Improving Nature?: The Science and Ethics of Genetic
. Cambridge [England: Cambridge UP, 1996. Print.

Those in favour of genetic engineering

and those against it

tell us that it has the potential to
change our lives perhaps more than any other scientific or technological advance. But what are
the likely consequences of genetic engineering? Is it ethic
ally acceptable? Should we be trying to
improve on nature? The authors, a biologist and a moral philosopher, examine the implications
of genetic engineering in every aspect of our lives. The underlying science is explained in a way
easily understood by a n
biologist, and the moral and ethical considerations that arise are fully
discussed. Throughout, the authors clarify the issues involved so that readers can make up their
own minds about these controversial issues.

Yount, Lisa.
The Ethics of Genetic Eng
. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven, 2002. Print.

Essays discuss the controversies surrounding genetic engineering covering such topics as
genetically modified crops, altering human genes, and cloning.

Rollin, Bernard E.
The Frankenstein Syndrome: Ethical

and Social Issues in the Genetic
Engineering of Animals
. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995. Print.

This book is a philosophically sophisticated and scientifically well
informed discussion of the
moral and social issues raised by genetically engineering animal

Cox, Rody P.
The Genome Project: An Update, and the Medical, Social, Ethical, and Legal
. Dallas: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1993. Print. Internal
Medicine Grand Rounds.