The increase in regulations affecting the conduct of scientific research, and the debate about their appropriateness and effectiveness, reflect societal concerns with fundamental questions raised by certain types of scientific inquiry. This book addresses issues of ethics, accountability, and conflict as they relate to the rights of inquiry, the rights of citizens, and the role of government in a research-oriented society.

chapter |5 pages


part I|77 pages

Regulation of Scientific Inquiry

chapter 3|11 pages

Panel Discussion

chapter 5|6 pages

Scientific Research

Determining the Limits

chapter 6|19 pages

The Presumptions of Science

part II|42 pages

Regulation of Scientific Inquiry in the Context of Recombinant DNA Research

chapter 8|12 pages

Recombinant DNA Legislation

chapter 9|16 pages

Regulation of Recombinant DNA Research

chapter 10|12 pages

The Recombinant DNA Controversy

A Model of Public Influence

part III|31 pages

Regulation of Scientific Inquiry and the First Amendment

part V|12 pages

Summary and Conclusion