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Cover for Technological pragmatism: navigating the ethical tensions created by agricultural biotechnology.

This chapter provides a path through the thicket of ethical tensions created by innovations in agricultural biotechnology. It first explains the notion of a technological fix and technological fix criticisms, and then clarifies and evaluates two opposing philosophies of technology which can be...

Author(s)
Scott, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pesticides - the future.

This chaper deals with pesticide resistance management, novel biological control agents, spray drift and application techniques. The development of genetically modified crops and the application of genetically modified insects to suppress natural populations of pest insects are discussed. A short...

Author(s)
Matthews, G. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394873)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Domestication to dolly and beyond: a brief history of animal modification.

This chapter discusses the brief history of modification; varieties of modification; domestication; modification of behaviour and phenotypes; non-therapeutic modification; modification by technology; therapeutic modification; and cloning (nuclear transfer) and genetic modification of pets and...

Author(s)
Gardiner, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Good for whom? Differences between human and animal enhancement.

This chapter discusses the concept of animal enhancement with reference to bioethical debates over human enhancement. The human enhancement; animal enhancement dealing with conceptual issues and ethical challenges; and justice in human and animal enhancement are emphasized.

Author(s)
Chan, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Selective breeding, cloning and gene editing of dogs and cats for appearance and performance traits.

This chapter discusses the process of domestication and selective breeding in the dog and cat; how these processes have resulted in the modern-day cat and dog; and how pushing the limits of these species′ biology has led to concerns about their welfare. The future of genetically manipulating...

Author(s)
Packer, R. M. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Welfare concerns in genetically modified laboratory mice and rats.

This chapter discusses the development of GM (genetically modified) rodents like laboratory mice and rats (gene modification, and gene modification, phenotypes and harm); social, ethical and welfare concerns (general ethical concerns, genetic modification, animal impact and animal welfare, animal...

Author(s)
Osborne, N.; Morton, D.; Prins, J. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cloning, editing and GMOs for animal enhancement.

This chapter discusses the selective breeding for animal enhancement (using selective breeding to solve welfare issues (the breeding of polled cattle)); genetic engineering and gene editing for animal enhancement (trends in the creation and use of genetically engineered animals, enhancing research...

Author(s)
Ormandy, E.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal welfare and the brave new world of modifying animals.

This chapter discusses the domestication and conventional breeding of animals; biotechnology definitions and methods; effects of biotechnology procedures on animal welfare; effects of cloning procedures on animal welfare; effects of genetic modification procedures on animal welfare; genetic...

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Concluding: pushing animals to their limits.

This chapter describes and evaluates many forms of animal manipulations in use in the world today. It details the ways in which mankind has dominated the animal kingdom and manipulated it for its own gains. The animals affected are distorted and deviated far from their wild types, and while they...

Author(s)
Whiting, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction: use new genetic technologies and animal breeding methods carefully to avoid problems.

This book chapter provides an overview of how conventional animal breeding, GMOs, gene editing and performance enhancing pharmaceuticals are used to produce more productive farm animals. These methods are also used to change the appearance of dogs and enhance the performance of horses. Problems...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
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