Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (Library in a Book) by Lisa Yount

By Lisa Yount

Biotechnology And Genetic Engineering joins others within the publisher's 'Library in a publication' reference and merits ongoing point out as a great single-volume uncomplicated creation to biotechnology for readers on the highschool point on up. From cloning to DNA mapping and felony ramifications of analysis, this packs in vital heritage, moral and ethical discussions, and many bibliographic references for extra research.

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They eventually agreed that the raw sequence data would be published on the Internet, where anyone could view it. S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has permitted the patenting of unaltered genes or DNA sequences, including human ones, since 1987, provided that they have been isolated and purified and that they fulfill the standard patent requirements of novelty, usefulness, and unobviousness. There has been considerable argument, however, about the degree of usefulness that an applicant for a gene or sequence patent must demonstrate.

Sczubelek in March 2005. The courts are likely to feel more strongly about protecting the rights of people not convicted, or perhaps not even accused, of any crime. Useful as 37 Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering an all-citizen database might be in capturing criminals, tracing missing persons, and perhaps in preventing crime, many people feel that it would not be worth the price. 18 The question of what is done with material collected for forensic DNA databases is just as controversial as the collection itself.

Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, South Africa, and a number of other countries now also have databases of DNA taken from convicts. In the United States, all 50 states have authorized DNA collection from at least some groups of convicted criminals and establishment of state databases, although not all the databases are actually functional. At the federal level, the FBI opened its National DNA Index System (NDIS) in 1998. The bureau also manages the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), software that coordinates the national, state, and local databases so that police can match samples at crime scenes with DNA profiles of convicted felons anywhere in the country.

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