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Unit 13: Genetically Modified Organisms
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Crotty, S. 2001. Ahead of the curve: David Baltimore's life in science. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
A biography of one of the major figures in molecular genetics and recombinant DNA technology.

Nelson, G. C., ed. 2001. Genetically modified organisms in agriculture - economics and politics. New York: Academic Press.
This book presents opinions regarding the use of genetically modified crops and uses citations from the scientific literature as a foundation for those opinions.


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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2001. Evaluation of allergenicity of benetically modified foods, Report of a Joint FAO/ WHO Expert Consultation on Allergenicity of Food Derived from Biotechnology 22-25 Jan 2001. Rome, Italy.
A report and recommendations from a group of experts who met under the auspices of the United Nations.

Lowell Statement on Science and the Precautionary Principle. 2001. Statement from the international summit on science and the precautionary principle. Hosted by the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts, Lowell; 20-22 September 2001.
The precautionary principle developed by this group is provided in full at this Web site.http://www.uml.edu/centers/lcsp/precaution.

Moffat, A. S. 1998. Toting up the early harvest of transgenic plants. Science 282:2176-78.
A brief review of recent advances in transgenic agriculture.

Wolfenbarger, L. L., and P. R. Phifer. 2000. The ecological risks and benefits of genetically engineered plants. Science 292:637-38.
A review of the ecological considerations inherent to the development of genetically engineered crops.

Ye, X., A. A. Babili, A. Kloti, J. Zhang, P. Lucca, P. Beyer, and I. Potrykus. 2000. Engineering the provitamin A beta-carotene biosynthetic pathway into (carotenoid-free) rice endosperm. Science 287:303-5.
The scientific paper that presents the development of "golden rice."

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