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Title The practices of human genetics / edited by Michael Fortun and Everett Mendelsohn
Published Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999


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Description xiv, 216 pages ; 23 cm
Series Sociology of the sciences ; v. 21
Sociology of the sciences ; v. 21
Contents Modern Biological Determinism: The Violence Initiative, The Human Genome Project, and the New Eugenics / Garland E. Allen -- Projecting Speed Genomics / Michael Fortun -- The Practices of Producing Meaning in Bioinformatics / Joan H. Fujimura -- Circulating Mice and Viruses: The Jackson Memorial Laboratory, the National Cancer Institute, and the Genetics of Breast Cancer, 1930-1965 / Jean-Paul Gaudilliere -- The Automated Laboratory: The Generation and Replication of Work in Molecular Genetics / Peter Keating, Camille Limoges and Alberto Cambrioso -- Hans Nachtsheim, A Human Geneticist under National Socialism and the Question of Freedom of Science / Ute Deichmann -- Good Genes and Bad Genes: DNA in Popular Culture / Dorothy Nelkin and M. Susan Lindee -- Making Decisions about Someone Else's Offspring: Geneticists and Reproductive Technology / Simone Bateman Novaes -- PKU Screening: Competing Agendas, Converging Stories / Diane B. Paul
From Butterflies to Blood: Human Genetics in the United Kingdom / Doris T. Zallen
Summary The remarkably rapid growth of knowledge and practice in human and medical genetics raises significant questions about the social and ethical readiness of scientists, physicians, and others to make appropriate decisions concerning the utilization of this new genetic knowledge and technique. The continuing "temptation" to engage in eugenic practices tracks all new moves in human genetics and construction of human genomes. This book will be of critical interest to historians, sociologists, and scientists who have concern and interest in the burgeoning field of human genetic studies and practices
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Human genetics -- Research -- Social aspects.
Medical genetics -- Social aspects.
Genetics, Medical.
Author Fortun, Michael.
Mendelsohn, Everett.
LC no. 98049927
ISBN 0792353331 (hbk. : alk. paper)