New Genetics and the Public's Health
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Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
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.
|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|
|The new genetic citizens|
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