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Science  23 Nov 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5547, pp. 1659
DOI: 10.1126/science.1066874

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Shrinking the Cat Genetic Engineering Before We Knew About Genes. Sue Hubbell. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 2001. 191 pp. $25. ISBN 0-618-04027-7.

To provide a background for considering possible benefits and drawbacks of genetic engineering, Hubbell discusses the successes and failures from centuries of selective breeding and tinkering with corn, silkworms, cats, and apples.