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§ Why do people get so worked up about pigs with human transplant organs?
§ Should we work towards engineering “perfect humans” for the future?
§ Can X-men (or women) really exist? What role do mutations have in genetics and evolution?
§ How do we know that we are 78% genetically identical to bananas? What kinds of technologies have allowed us to explore the human genome and how do we use them?
§ How would you feel if you were the first human clone? Do you have the same rights as your original?
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Books in the Senior Library
Genome : the autobiography of a species in 23 chapters by
Call Number: Library - Non Fiction 572.86
Genetics : present knowledge, future trends by
Call Number: Library - Non Fiction 576.5
The cloning debate by
Call Number: Library - Non Fiction 176
A genetically modified future? by
Call Number: Library - Non Fiction 363.19
Genetic engineering by
Call Number: Library - Non Fiction 174.957
Genetics in medicine by
Call Number: Library - Non Fiction 616