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Author Plows, Alexandra
Title Debating Human Genetics : Contemporary Issues in Public Policy and Ethics
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (243 pages)
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Series Genetics and Society Ser
Genetics and Society Ser
Note Book Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 Methodology and publics overview -- 2 Stem cells and cloning -- 3 Biobanks and databases -- 4 'PharmacoG' as product and process -- 5 Genetic testing and screening -- 6 Genetic exceptionalism, health, identity and citizenship -- 7 Informed consent, individual choice -- 8 Futures talk -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: List of anonymised interviewees -- Appendix 2: List of acronyms and their website references -- Appendix 3: European Social Forum workshops -- Notes -- Scientific Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
Debating Human Genetics is based on ethnographic research focusing primarily on the UK publics who are debating and engaging with human genetics, and related bio and techno-science. Drawing on recent interviews and data, collated in a range of public settings, it provides a unique overview of multiple publics as they 'frame' the stake of the debates in this emerging, complex and controversial arena. The book outlines key sites and applications of human genetics that have sparked public interest, such as biobanks, stem cells, genetic screening and genomics. It also addresses the 'scientific contoversies' that have made considerable impact in the public sphere - the UK police DNA database, gene patenting, 'saviour siblings', and human cloning. By grounding the concepts and issues of human genetics in the real life narratives and actions of patient groups, genetic watchdogs, scientists, policy makers, and many other public groups, the book exemplifies how human genetics is a site where public knowledge and value claims converge and collide, and identifies the emergence of 'hybrid publics' who are engaging with this hybrid science
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Plows, Alexandra Debating Human Genetics : Contemporary Issues in Public Policy and Ethics London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2010 9780415451093
Subject Human genetics - Government policy - Great Britain
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