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Author Alper, Joseph S
Title The Double-Edged Helix : Social Implications of Genetics in a Diverse Society
Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction Perspectives on Perspectives -- 1 - Genetic Complexity in Human Disease and Behavior -- 2 - Geneticists in Society, Society in Genetics -- 3 - Genetics and Behavior in the News -- 4 - Advocacy Groups and the New Genetics -- 5 - Invisible Women -- 6 - Prenatal Diagnosis and Selective Abortion -- 7 - African American Perspectives on Genetic Testing -- 8 - Genetics, Race, and Ethnicity -- 9 - The Origins of Homosexuality -- 10 - Diversity and Complexity in Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transsexual Responses to the ''Gay-Gene'' Debates -- 11 - The Commercialization of Genetic Technologies -- 12 - Individual, Family, and Societal Dimensions of Genetic Discrimination -- 13 - Current Developments in Genetic Discrimination -- Index
"Bringing the concerns of different communities together in a single volume makes it possible to appreciate the mosaic of human issues more fully and forces us to anticipate the challenges that may arise-and that will require our attention-as the genetic revolution proceeds." -- JAMA "A cautious look at the effects of genetic discoveries on society... The issues raised by this book are valid, and all scientists should be aware of them. I often found myself nodding in agreement." -- New England Journal of Medicine
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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: Alper, Joseph S. The Double-Edged Helix : Social Implications of Genetics in a Diverse Society Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press,c2002 9780801879265
Subject Human genetics -- Social aspects.;Medical ethics.;Biology -- Social aspects
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Alt Author Ard, Catherine
Asch, Adrienne
Beckwith, Jon
Conrad, Peter
Geller, Lisa N
Alpert, Joseph S
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