Sex, drugs, and DNA: science's taboos confronted

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In a frank, edgy and entertaining style that pulls no punches this book reveals the truth about modern biology and debunks the commonest myths surrounding some of the most controversial topics in science and health. It says what most scientists and politicians are afraid to say about what research can and, perhaps more importantly, cannot deliver on topics ranging from sexuality, race and genetic modification to stem cells, cloning, modern medicine, fertility treatment, creationism and bioterrorism. Having worked at the heart of government science, at the most prestigious science publishing company in the world, and in one of the world's leading biology institutions the author has a unique view of the politics, culture and reach of science. He illustrates how we are facing dangerous times where political agendas and public misunderstanding are hobbling truly novel work and hence calls for wide reaching changes in science education, funding, publishing and promulgation.
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subject_facet Popular works, Research -- United States, Science -- Miscellanea, Science -- Popular works, Science -- United States, Science and state -- United States, Science in mass media, Trivia and miscellanea
title_display Sex, drugs, and DNA : science's taboos confronted
title_full Sex, drugs, and DNA : science's taboos confronted / Michael Stebbins
title_short Sex, drugs, and DNA :
title_sub science's taboos confronted
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