Gr 6-9-Looking serene and absolutely "normal," Dolly the sheep clone stares out from the cover of this book. She is the perfect lead into the first chapter entitled "Welcome to the Clone Age." Judson presents not only the issues connected with animal and human cloning, but also the basic principles of genetics. The same care in the explanation of basics is applied to genetic engineering, gene therapy, testing, discrimination based on genetics, and "the gene business." Along the way, both benefits and dangerous implications of each topic are brought to the fore. Gary E. McCuen's Cloning, Science and Society (GEM, 1998) has more detailed discussions of specific aspects of the debate. James D. Torr's Genetic Engineering (Greenhaven, 2000) explores many of the same ideas for a more sophisticated readership. Judson's work has short chapters divided into clearly labeled and easily digestible sections, and includes a generous helping of simple diagrams and halftone photographs. Detailed chapter notes, a bibliography of works published in the 1990s, a substantial glossary, and a selective list of reliable Internet addresses increase the value of this compact volume.-Ann G. Brouse, Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.