Gene mapping : using law and ethics as guides /
edited by George J. Annas, Sherman Elias.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
xxii, 291 p. : ill.
0195073037 (alk. paper)
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New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
0195073037 (alk. paper)
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Appeared in Choice on 1993-05:
The National Institutes of Health has allocated funds for the study of ethical, legal, and social issues associated with the Human Genome Project. As part of this, NIH supported a conference in January 1991; this book is the result. The editors and contributors are experts; their writing is clear, and undergraduates should be able to understand it without difficulty. None of the conference attendees proposed that the genome project be dropped entirely, so all possible views were not represented in the work. The book's 17 chapters cover eugenics, race discrimination, patents, privacy, counseling, and clinical problems. There are two chapters that consider germline intervention, one on "core values," and one reviewing the issues raised in the recent past by the development of recombinant DNA technology. Chapter footnotes; no illustrations. There were many typos, but not so many as to detract seriously from the book's value. This work should be available in college libraries. General; undergraduate through professional. M. LaBar; Central Wesleyan College
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Table of Contents
The Human Genome Project
Overview of the Major Social Policy Issues Raised by the Human Genome Project
The Human Genome Project: Plans, Status and Applications in Biology and Medicine
Social Policy Implications
Those Who Forget Their History: Lessons From the Recent Past for the Human Genome Quest
Genomics and Eugenics: How Fair is the Comparison?
The Past as Prologue: Race, Class, and Gene Discrimination
The Human Project Initiative and the Human Condition
Determinism and Reductionism: A Greater Threat Because of the Human Genome Project?,
If Gene Therapy is the Cure, What is the Disease?
Somatic and Germline Gene Therapy
How Changes in Genetics Change Clinical Practice
Privacy and Control of Genetic Information
Genetic Predisposition and the Human Genome Project: New Quandaries in Clinical Medicine
Carrier Screening for Cystic Fibrosis: A Case Study in Setting Standards of Medical Practice
What We Still Don't Know About Genetic Screening and Counseling
Legal and Ethical Frontiers
The Potential Impact of the Human Genome Project
Patent Rights in the Human Genome Project
Speaking Unsmooth Things About the Human Genome Project
A National Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing and Screening
Social Policy Research Priorities for the Human Genome Project
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