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  • Genetic tests: evolving policy questions

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):4 - 10
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    Rapid advances in molecular biology are changing the way we think of ourselves. As the Human Genome Project moves forward, we will identify more of the estimated 100,000 genes that make up our genome. This information will help us understand, identify and eventually treat many genetic disorders and other diseases. A central challenge posed by these advances is that the technology to diagnose genet... View full abstract»

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  • Sustainability and the design of knowledge tools

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):11 - 20
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    The concept of sustainable development has gained widespread support over the last decade, with many organizations adopting it as an important goal. The motivation behind people's interest in sustainable development is the belief that current human activities may degrade the environment and cause serious negative consequences for human populations. These concerns are especially understandable when... View full abstract»

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  • Energy efficiency and sustainable development

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):21 - 26
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    While many factors contribute to the ability of any society, whether industrialized or developing, to achieve sustainable development, one of the most important is a supply of energy resources that is fully sustainable. Of course, for a society to attain or try to attain sustainable development, much effort must be devoted not only to discovering sustainable energy resources, but also to increasin... View full abstract»

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  • 1996 Index IEEE Technology and Society Magazine Vol. 15

    Publication Year: 1996
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