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Agricultural improvement in modern times

Denis J. Murphy

in People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Modern agriculture has created the world we live in today, most notably by enabling farmers to feed a population of over six billion, possibly rising to ten billion by 2050. Key advances have been ... More


A Theory of Unborn Life: From Abortion to Genetic Manipulation

Anja J. Karnein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199782475
eISBN:
9780199933297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782475.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In light of new biomedical technologies, such as artificial reproduction, stem cell research, genetic selection and design, the question of what we owe to future persons and unborn life more ... More


The Genetic Modification of NP Pathways—Possible Opportunities and Possible Pitfalls

Richard Firn

in Nature's Chemicals: The Natural Products that shaped our world

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199566839
eISBN:
9780191721700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566839.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Natural Products are such an important part of the world's economy that it was inevitable that academic and industrial scientists would cast their eyes over the organisms making NPs, and consider how ... More


The Influence of Technology

Irene W. Leigh

in A Lens on Deaf Identities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195320664
eISBN:
9780199864584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320664.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores how technology relates to identity relative to its impact on the ways in which deaf and hard-of-hearing people view themselves. Today's technology has generated multiple forms ... More


Genetic Manipulation: How to Strike the Right Balance between Technology and Respect for Human Rights

Souheil El-Zein

in Realizing Utopia: The Future of International Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199691661
eISBN:
9780191738593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691661.003.0036
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

There has been a rapid increase in scientific and technological advances in the areas of genetic manipulation and genetic engineering or biotechnology in the past thirty years, and there is still a ... More


Genetic strategies for the study of hippocampal-based memory storage

Danny G. Winder and Eric R. Kandel

in Brain, Perception, Memory: Advances in Cognitive Neuroscience

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524823
eISBN:
9780191689246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524823.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter is a review of recent genetic approaches to the study of learning and memory. With modern genetic techniques, individual genes can be ‘knocked out’ or, alternatively, overexpressed, and ... More


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