Thinking Critically: Genetic Testing and Research
Thinking Critically: Genetic Testing and Research
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Annotation: Through a narrative-driven pro/con format--supported by relevant facts, quotes, anecdotes, and full-color illustrations--this title examines issues related to genetic testing and research.
Genre: [Health]
Catalog Number: #174158
Format: Library Binding
Copyright Date: 2019
Edition Date: 2019
Pages: 80 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-682-82535-3
ISBN 13: 978-1-682-82535-8
Dewey: 616
LCCN: 2018031462
Dimensions: 25 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
ALA Booklist
These additions to the ongoing Thinking Critically series (4 new titles) continue to highlight timely subjects in the news and encourage student debate. Using a pro-con approach, the accessible books examine four issues related to a broader, controversial topic. An opening overview offers historical context for the topic and explains related laws and/or initiatives. The chapters that follow are supported by researched facts and statistics, quotes by experts in the field, examples from current events, and a variety of charts and graphs. Genetic Testing and Research digs into the ethics of genetic engineering, pits the benefits of genetic testing against potential threats to privacy, and questions the safety of genetically modified foods. Copious and helpful back matter, including related organizations and websites and bulleted facts about key issues, conclude each title. A solid choice for analyzing today's society.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reading Level: 7.0
Interest Level: 7-12

The Thinking Critically series introduces students to the complex issues that dominate public discourse and challenges them to become discerning readers, to think independently, and to engage and develop their skills as critical thinkers. Chapters are organized in a pro/con format, in which a single author synthesizes the predominant arguments for and against an issue into clear, accessible discussions supported by details and evidence including relevant facts, direct quotes, current examples, and statistical illustrations. All volumes include focus questions to guide students as they read each pro/con discussion, a list of key facts, source notes, and an annotated list of related organizations and websites for conducting further research. Book jacket.


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