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Sex, Drugs and DNA: Science's Taboos Confronted

Sex, Drugs and DNA: Science's Taboos Confronted

Michael Stebbins
3.6/5 (135 ratings)
In a frank, edgy and entertaining style that pulls no punches this book reveals the truth about modern biology and debunks the commonest myths surrounding some of the most controversial topics in science and health. It says what most scientists and politicians are afraid to say about what research can and, perhaps more importantly, cannot deliver on topics ranging from sexuality, race and genetic modification to stem cells, cloning, modern medicine, fertility treatment, creationism and bioterrorism.

Having worked at the heart of government science, at the most prestigious science publishing company in the world, and in one of the world's leading biology institutions the author has a unique view of the politics, culture and reach of science. He illustrates how we are facing dangerous times where political agendas and public misunderstanding are hobbling truly novel work and hence calls for wide reaching changes in science education, funding, publishing and promulgation.
Language
English
Pages
360
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Release
April 04, 2006
ISBN
1403993424
ISBN 13
9781403993427

Sex, Drugs and DNA: Science's Taboos Confronted

Michael Stebbins
3.6/5 (135 ratings)
In a frank, edgy and entertaining style that pulls no punches this book reveals the truth about modern biology and debunks the commonest myths surrounding some of the most controversial topics in science and health. It says what most scientists and politicians are afraid to say about what research can and, perhaps more importantly, cannot deliver on topics ranging from sexuality, race and genetic modification to stem cells, cloning, modern medicine, fertility treatment, creationism and bioterrorism.

Having worked at the heart of government science, at the most prestigious science publishing company in the world, and in one of the world's leading biology institutions the author has a unique view of the politics, culture and reach of science. He illustrates how we are facing dangerous times where political agendas and public misunderstanding are hobbling truly novel work and hence calls for wide reaching changes in science education, funding, publishing and promulgation.
Language
English
Pages
360
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Release
April 04, 2006
ISBN
1403993424
ISBN 13
9781403993427

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