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Saving Babies? The Consequences of Newborn Genetic Screening

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ISBN-10: 0226924971

ISBN-13: 9780226924977

Edition: 2013

Authors: Stefan Timmermans, Mara Buchbinder

List price: $34.00
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It has been close to six decades since Watson and Crick discovered the structure of DNA and more than ten years since the human genome was decoded. Today, through the collection and analysis of a small blood sample, every baby born in the United States is screened for more than fifty genetic disorders. Though the early detection of these abnormalities can potentially save lives, the test also has a high percentage of false positives—inaccurate results that can take a brutal emotional toll on parents before they are corrected. Now some doctors are questioning whether the benefits of these screenings outweigh the stress and pain they sometimes produce. InSaving Babies?,Stefan Timmermans and…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/4/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Stefan Timmermans is professor of sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Postmortem: How Medical Examiners Explain Suspicious Death and coauthor of Saving Babies? The Consequences of Newborn Genetic Screening, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

Introduction: The Consequences of Newborn Screening
The Expansion of Newborn Screening
Shifting Disease Ontologies
Is My Baby Normal?
The Limits of Prevention
Does Expanded Newborn Screening Save Lives?
Conclusion: The Future of Expanded Newborn Screening