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Biosafety deals with prevention of large scale loss of biological integrity focusing both on ecology and human health. It is related to several fields such as ecology, agriculture, medicine, chemistry and ecobiology.
Bioethics is the philosophical study of the ethical controversies brought about by advances in biology and medicine. It is concerned with the ethical questions that arise in the relationships among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law, philosophy and theology. It is concerned with the nature of life and death, the kind of life to be considered worth living, what constitutes murder, how people in very painful circumstances should be treated, what are the responsibilities of one human being to others, and other such living organisms.
The book has been divided in 28 chapters. It is an integrated approach to encompassing information on different aspects of bioethics and biosafety and their applications in biotechnology. Simple, clearly understandable illustrations, correct and up to date information's are the main features of this book.
The book is intended not only for undergraduate and postgraduate students of biotechnology, genomics and related sciences, but is also aimed to draw attention of policy makers and teachers at national and international levels to the possible approaches in the field of biotechnology.
1. Introduction to Bioethics and Biosafety
2. Human Genome Project and its Ethical Issues
3. Molecular Detection of Pre-Symptomatic Genetic Diseases and its Importance in Healthcare
4. Prenatal Diagnosis, Genetic Manipulations and their Ethical Issues
5. Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Human Genome Project
6. Genetics Studies on Ethnic Races
7. Biosafety Guidelines and Regulations
8. Legal and Socio-economic Impacts of Biotechnology
9. Use of Genetically Modified Organisms and their Release in the Environment
10. Hazardous Materials used in Biotechnology—their Handling and Disposal
11. Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
12. Public Education of Producing Transgenic Organisms
13. Intellectual Property Rights and Agricultural Technology, and their Implications for India and other Developing Countries
14. International Organizations and Intellectual Property Rights
15. Introduction to Patent and Process Involved in Patenting
16. Patenting Living Organisms
17. Traditional Knowledge, Commercial Exploitation, and Protection
18. Bioethics in Biodiversity and Resource Management
19. Ethical Issues in Genetically Modified Organisms: Foods and Crops
20. Labeling of Genetically Modified Food and Crops
21. Stem Cell Research, Applications of Stems Cells and Ethical Issues Involved in Stem Cell Research and Use
22. Use of Animals in Research and Testing, and Alternatives for Animals in Research
23. Animal Cloning, Human Cloning and their Ethical Aspects
24. Testing of Drugs on Human Volunteers
25. Organ Transplantation and Ethical Issues
26. Public and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)Participation in Biosafety and Protection of Biodiversity
27. Indian Biodiversity Act Glossary of Terms Appendix. Index Readership: Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of biotechnology, genomics and related sciences, but is also aimed to draw attention of policy makers and teachers at national and international levels to the possible approaches in the field of biotechnology
M K Sateesh :- M.K. Sateesh,Faculty,Department of Bio-Technology, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India.