Exploding the Gene Myth How Genetic Information Is Produced and Manipulated by Scientists, Physicians, Employers, Insurance Companies, Educators and Law Enforcers

ISBN-10: 0807004316
ISBN-13: 9780807004319
Edition: 3rd 1999
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Description: Exploding the Gene Myth challenges the misuse of genetics. This new edition includes a new preface on the latest discoveries, including genetic cloning, and considers their scientific and social implications.

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Book details

List price: $21.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 5/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Exploding the Gene Myth challenges the misuse of genetics. This new edition includes a new preface on the latest discoveries, including genetic cloning, and considers their scientific and social implications.

Ruth Hubbard is a former federal deputy minister and a senior fellow of the University of Ottawa. She is the author ofProfession: Public Servant(Invenire Books, 2009).Gilles Paquet is professor emeritus at the University of Ottawa. He has authored or edited 40 books, includingThe New Geo-Governance(University of Ottawa Press, 2005).

Elijah Wald is a musician who teaches blues history at UCLA. His books include How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll, Global Minstrels, and Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues.

Preface: Why This Book
Preface to the 1999 Edition
Of Genes and People
Genetic Labeling and the Old Eugenics
The New Eugenics: Testing, Screening, and Choice
A Brief Look at Genetics
Genes in Context
"Inherited Tendencies": Chronic Conditions
"Inherited Tendencies": Behaviors
Manipulating Our Genes
Genes for Sale
Genetic Discrimination: Education, Employment, and Insurance
DNA-Based Identification Systems, Privacy, and Civil Liberties
In Conclusion ...
Afterword
Mitochondrial DNA
Notes
Glossary
Books and Other Resources
Index

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