By Dieter Brauer
Biotechnology: a desirable box with far-reaching felony, fiscal, and moral implications for mankind. during this quantity an skilled and numerous workforce of authors comprising scientists from study and undefined, officers and reporters examines those implications from all attainable angles. Their contributions are a considerate - and thought-provoking - research of diverse debatable subject matters in glossy biotechnology. the point of view is carefully foreign, with many severe comparisons.Topics integrated are: ideas of chance overview/ Biosafety in rDNA study and construction/ Bioethics/ Product improvement/ highbrow estate/ Bioinformatics/ organic range/ Public perspective and laws of Biotechnology
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Political d i scussion to include vinced that they should take this task serious ly. and develop a prope r vision of the way a specific technology could promote or endan ger the quality of social life . They also real ized that they had to stre ngthen their cohe and their internal consensus across party and Senate) and the many committees and su bcommittees, were dominated by either of the two political parties. The fact that Con gress was often internally divided meant that 6. 1 . 2 A Powerful and Committed Interaction the President rarely came up against a strong unified opposition from Congress.
1 Prestige and Maintaining Peace JEAN-JACQUES SALOMON, former head of the Science Policy Division of the OECD, points out how contemporary governmental science policy found its roots in World War II. It is well known that wars can be a catalyst for governmental interests in science. Ever since the ancient times, generals and states men were eager to listen to the learned think ers and skilled craftsmen hoping that they would be able to invent a superb machinery that would help them capture a city, break through the enemy lines or simply win the war.
Unlike the first . a ccept s that this restrained rati onality. with its limited val ue, is all we have . The only thing left to do is to discover and maximize its resources. This is also what this second reaction plans to do with the way technological developments were drawn up in the sixties. It would be w rong to deny the l i m i t ation and short sightedness of these e a rl y science and tech nology policies. But it would be just as wrong to deny t h e ir e x i s t e nce and to think we have to reinvent the wheel.