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Biotechnology Policy Across National Boundaries : The Science-Industrial Complex (Hardcover)

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A globalization of innovation has produced the most massive spurt in biotechnology in world history. Businesses, universities, and non-governmental organizations are collaborating to produce a "science-industrial complex" in biotechnology. Using case studies of stem cell research, cloning, genetically modified food, in-vitro fertilization, and chimeras in a number of Eastern and Western countries around the world, I argue that much of this biotech activity is global in nature and independent of state control. This shift in the relative influence of state and non-state actors has led to the virtual deregulation of biotechnology and the liberation of innovation from geo-political constraints. These trends post a number of interesting social, political, and ethical issues for the contemporary period and suggest the need to rethink how controversial moral issues are handled by the science-industrial complex.

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Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Mfg Part# 9781403972514
SKU 204960761
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1403972516
Release Date 8/5/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0192
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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