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Whither Biogenetics? [electronic resource]

Actuality Films (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
The prospects of benefits from biotechnology are daunting-an end to disease, and to malnutrition and starvation-but equally daunting are the destructive ends to which biotechnology can be turned. More and better vaccines. An end to cancer, AIDS, and heart attacks. Cleaning up toxic wastes. These are the up side of biotechnology. The downside is the creation of dangerous and irreversible side-effects, the political use of genetic information, the development of bioweaponry, and the perversion of scientific breakthroughs to private gain. Who can foresee the future of biogenetics?
Release Date
2008
Run Time
25 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 08, 2008.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
The Life Revolution: On the Frontier of Biogenetic Engineering
Life Revolution
Contents
  • Ethical Issues in Biogenetic Research (3:18)
  • Science of Secrecy: Academia vs. Commercialization (3:20)
  • Biotechnology for Better Health (3:07)
  • Big Business Profit Motive vs. Humanitarian Efforts (4:06)
  • Biotechnology and Germ Warfare/Bio-weaponry (3:09)
  • Biotechnological Defense Programs (3:11)
  • Good Uses for Biogenetics (2:44)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008].
Publisher no.
  • 33043s Films Media Group
  • 33055 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (25 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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