Mutating science: the politics of bio-technology

Science Australia

The second half of the 20th century saw the ascendance of the life sciences in nearly every facet of our lives, from the food we eat to the way we are born. From genetically engineered foods to test-tube babies, biotechnology raises new political, economic, and ethical questions -- and different countries answer them in startling different ways. Betsi Beem reviews Sheila Jasanoff's book Designs on Nature: Science and Democracy in Europe and The United States.

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