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    New Genetics and the Public's Health

    ISBN-10: 0415221412
    ISBN-13: 9780415221412
    Author(s): Robin Bunton, Alan R. Petersen
    Description: The rapid development of genetic science fuelled by the Human Genome Project and other related initiatives promises a new kind of public health practice. The technological achievements and genetic information now available have completely  More...
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    Publisher: Routledge
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 264
    Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 0.946
    Language: English

    The rapid development of genetic science fuelled by the Human Genome Project and other related initiatives promises a new kind of public health practice. The technological achievements and genetic information now available have completely revolutionized the possibilities for medical practice and the treatment of illness as we have previously known it.New Genetics and the New Public Healthexplores the implications this new body of knowledge has for the public health arena. This insightful new contribution to the ongoing controversy on genetic sciences situates the debate in relation to health care, providing a stimulating critique of current research and practice.

    Acknowledgements
    Introduction: the new genetics, health, and 'the public'
    The scope and context of the new genetics
    Genes, technology, and public health
    The new genetics and the media
    Facilitating autonomy: the discourse of genetic counselling
    Global genes
    The new genetic citizens
    Bibliography
    Index

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