Double-Edged Helix Social Implications of Genetics in a Diverse Society
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Description: The Double-Edged Helix explores the impact of recent genetic discoveries on both different population segments and society as a whole. The authors address the medical and ethical implications of the new technologies, outlining potential positive and negative effects of genetic research on minorities, individuals with disabilities, and those of diverse sexual orientations. Presenting a wide array of perspectives, this book emphasizes the need to ensure that research into genetics research does not result in discrimination against people on the basis of their DNA.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 1/21/2004
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Jon Beckwith is American Cancer Society Research Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School.
|List of Contributors|
|Introduction: Perspectives on Perspectives|
|Genetic Complexity in Human Disease and Behavior|
|Geneticists in Society, Society in Genetics|
|Genetics and Behavior in the News: Dilemmas of a Rising Paradigm|
|Advocacy Groups and the New Genetics|
|Invisible Women: Gender, Genetics, and Reproduction|
|Prenatal Diagnosis and Selective Abortion: A Challenge to Practice and Policy|
|African American Perspectives on Genetic Testing|
|Genetics, Race, and Ethnicity: Searching for Differences|
|The Origins of Homosexuality: No Genetic Link to Social Change|
|Diversity and Complexity in Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transsexual Responses to the "Gay-Gene" Debates|
|The Commercialization of Genetic Technologies: Raising Public Awareness|
|Individual, Family, and Societal Dimensions of Genetic Discrimination: A Case Study Analysis|
|Current Developments in Genetic Discrimination|