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              Applications of Toxicogenomic Technologies to Predictive Toxicology and Risk Assessment

              Applications of Toxicogenomic Technologies to Predictive Toxicology and Risk Assessment (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Earth and Life Studies; on Life Sciences, Board; Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology; Committee on Applications of Toxicogenomic Technologies to Predictive Toxicology

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              The new field of toxicogenomics presents a potentially powerful set of tools to better understand the health effects of exposures to toxicants in the environment. At the request of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Research Council assembled a ...committee to identify the benefits of toxicogenomics, the challenges to achieving them, and potential approaches to overcoming such challenges. The report concludes that realizing the potential of toxicogenomics to improve public health decisions will require a concerted effort to generate data, make use of existing data, and study data in new ways--an effort requiring funding, interagency coordination, and data management strategies.
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              ISBN 9780309112987
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2007
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              Life Sciences and Related Fields: Trends Relevant to the Biological Weapons Convention

              Life Sciences and Related Fields: Trends Relevant to the Biological Weapons Convention (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By International Union of Microbiological Societies; International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; IAPa The Global Network of Science Academies; Academy of Sciences, Chinese; Research Council, National

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              During the last decade, national and international scientific organizations have become increasingly engaged in considering how to respond to the biosecurity implications of developments in the life sciences and in assessing trends in science and technology (S&T) relevant to biol...ogical and chemical weapons nonproliferation. The latest example is an international workshop, Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the Biological Weapons Convention, held October 31 - November 3, 2010 at the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. Life Sciences and Related Fields summarizes the workshop, plenary, and breakout discussion sessions held during this convention. Given the immense diversity of current research and development, the report is only able to provide an overview of the areas of science and technology the committee believes are potentially relevant to the future of the Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention (BWC), although there is an effort to identify areas that seemed particularly ripe for further exploration and analysis. The report offers findings and conclusions organized around three fundamental and frequently cited trends in S&T that affect the scope and operation of the convention: The rapid pace of change in the life sciences and related fields; The increasing diffusion of life sciences research capacity and its applications, both internationally and beyond traditional research institutions; and The extent to which additional scientific and technical disciplines beyond biology are increasingly involved in life sciences research. The report does not make recommendations about policy options to respond to the implications of the identified trends. The choice of such responses rests with the 164 States Parties to the Convention, who must take into account multiple factors beyond the project's focus on the state of the science.
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              ISBN 9780309210713
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2011
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              Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms

              Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Earth and Life Studies; on Life Sciences, Board; Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources; Committee on Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms

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              Examines biological methods that may be used with genetically engineered plants, animals, microbes, and fungi. This book reviews and evaluates bioconfinement methods, discusses when and why to consider their use, and assesses how effectively they offer a significant reduction of ...the risks engineered organisms can present to the environment.
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              ISBN 9780309090858
              Released NZ 15 May 2004
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              Countering Agricultural Bioterrorism

              Countering Agricultural Bioterrorism (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Earth and Life Studies; on Life Sciences, Board; Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources; Committee on Biological Threats to Agricultural Plants and Animals

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              Recognising the possibility and consequences of intentional threats directed at US agriculture, this book feels such attacks could come from foreign or domestic terrorists and use biological, chemical, or radiological agents. It asseses the vulnerability to intentional threats an...d recommends strengthening the system for defense against threats.
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              ISBN 9780309085458
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2003
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              Final Report of the National Academies' Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee and 2010 Amendments to the National Academies' Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

              Final Report of the National Academies' Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee and 2010 Amendments to the National Academies' Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Institute of Medicine; on Health Sciences Policy, Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies; on Life Sciences, Board

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              In 2005, the National Academies released the book, Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research, which offered a common set of ethical standards for a field that, due to the absence of comprehensive federal funding, was lacking national standards for research. In order to ke...ep the Guidelines up to date, given the rapid pace of scientific and policy developments in the field of stem cell research, the Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee was established in 2006 with support from The Ellison Medical Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. As it did in 2007 and 2008, the Committee identified issues that warranted revision, and this book addresses those issues in a third and final set of amendments. Specifically, this book sets out an updated version of the National Academies' Guidelines, one that takes into account the new, expanded role of the NIH in overseeing hES cell research. It also identifies those avenues of continuing National Academies' involvement deemed most valuable by the research community and other significant stakeholders. --Publisher's description.
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              ISBN 9780309156004
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2010
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              Positioning Synthetic Biology to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century: Summary Report of a Six Academies Symposium Series

              Positioning Synthetic Biology to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century: Summary Report of a Six Academies Symposium Series (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Committee on Science, Technology, and Law; Policy and Global Affairs; on Life Sciences, Board; Academy of Engineering, National; Research Council, National

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              A report that was presented at the symposium on the scientific, technical, and policy issues associated with synthetic biology. It offers an overview of the major topics addressed during the symposia, which included the development and potential of synthetic biology; an explanati...on of synthetic biology; and the agenda for each symposium.
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              ISBN 9780309225830
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2013
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              Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research: Workshop Report

              Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research: Workshop Report (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Committee on Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research; Research Council, National; on Health Sciences Policy, Board; on Life Sciences, Board; Institute of Medicine

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              Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research

              ISBN 9780309103558
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2007
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              The Role of Theory in Advancing 21st Century Biology: Catalyzing Transformative Research

              The Role of Theory in Advancing 21st Century Biology: Catalyzing Transformative Research (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Committee on Defining and Advancing the Conceptual Basis of Biological Sciences in the 21st Century; on Life Sciences, Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Research Council, National

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              Theory is an integral part of all biological research. By examining how theory can help biologists answer questions like 'What are the engineering principles of life?' or 'How do cells really work? This book shows how theory synthesizes biological knowledge from the molecular lev...el to the level of whole ecosystems.
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              ISBN 9780309112499
              Released NZ 15 May 2008
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              Implementing the New Biology: Decadal Challenges Linking Food, Energy, and the Environment: Summary of a Workshop, June 3-4, 2010

              Implementing the New Biology: Decadal Challenges Linking Food, Energy, and the Environment: Summary of a Workshop, June 3-4, 2010 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Earth and Life Studies; on Life Sciences, Board; Planning Committee on Achieving Research Synergies for Food / Energy / Environment Challenges: A Workshop to Explore the Potential of the; Edited by Sharples, Frances E.

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              As the second decade of the 21st century begins, the challenge of how to feed a growing world population and provide sustainable, affordable energy to fulfill daily needs, while also improving human health and protecting the environment, is clear and urgent. Increasing demand for... food and energy is projected at the same time as the supply of land and other resources decrease. Increasing levels of greenhouse gasses alter climate, which, in turn, has life-changing implications for a broad range of plant and animal species. But promising developments are on the horizon--scientific discoveries and technologies that have the potential to contribute practical solutions to these seemingly intractable problems. As described in the 2009 National Research Council book, A New Biology for the 21st Century, biological research has experienced extraordinary scientific and technological advances in recent years that have allowed biologists to collect and make sense of ever more detailed observations at ever smaller time intervals. With these advances have come increasingly fruitful collaborations of biologists with scientists and engineers from other disciplines. A New Biology for the 21st Century called for a series of workshops to provide concrete examples of what New Biology research programs could look like. The present volume summarizes the first of those workshops, Implementing the New Biology: Decadal Challenges Linking Food, Energy, and the Environment.
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              ISBN 9780309161947
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2010
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              Understanding Interventions That Encourage Minorities to Pursue Research Careers: Summary of a Workshop

              Understanding Interventions That Encourage Minorities to Pursue Research Careers: Summary of a Workshop (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By on Life Sciences, Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Research Council, National; Edited by Olson, Steven; Fagen, Adam P.

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              Minority groups are severely underrepresented in the scientific workforce. To encourage minorities to pursue careers in research, a variety of intervention programs have been created at the pre-college, college, and graduate school levels. While there is a belief that these progr...ams often achieve their goals, there is relatively little understanding of the factors that contribute to that success. The Division of Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE) at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health has established a grant program to support research to better understand the factors that contribute to the success of intervention programs. The MORE Division asked the National Academies to organize a workshop focusing on issues addressed by the grant program. This workshop summary presents examples of previous research on intervention programs, describes ways to formulate effective research questions and conduct research to identify the key elements that lead to successful intervention programs, and outlines ways to foster a community of researchers in this area.
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              ISBN 9780309112260
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2007
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