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Human genetics / Noël Merino, book editor.

Merino, Noël. (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 174.2 HUM (Text) 78551000281548 Non-Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780737747072 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0737747072 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780737747089 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0737747080 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 204 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, [2010]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-190) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: What Are Some Concerns About Genetic Research And Technology?: -- Overview: Human genome research / U S Department of Energy Office of Science -- Human genetic knowledge will give us benefits and burdens / Eric Cohen -- Future of genetic technology needs to be controlled / Richard Hayes -- Genetic technology poses risks and needs international regulation / Brad Sherman -- Genetic technology will impact mental health in addition to physical health / Arthur L Caplan -- Chapter 2: What Are Some Concerns About Genetic Testing?: -- Overview: Concerns about genetic testing / Genetics & Public Policy Center -- Legislative protection from genetic discrimination is necessary / Louise Slaughter -- Legislative protection from genetic discrimination may harm people / Ani B Satz -- Consumer genetic tests need more government regulation / Gail H Javitt and Kathy L Hudson -- Consumer home genetic tests do not have any meaningful application / Arthur Allen -- Newborn genetic screening runs the risk of violating rights / Twila Brase -- Genetic screening can have unintended consequences / Steve Olson -- Chapter 3: Should People Be Free To Pursue Genetic Enhancement?: -- Overview: Genetic enhancement / Kathi E Hanna -- Yes: People should be free to pursue genetic enhancement: -- Genetic enhancement should only be limited by regulations for safety and efficacy / Ronald Bailey -- Genetic enhancement should be left to personal choice / Melvin Konner -- No: People should not be free to pursue genetic enhancement: -- Humans have a right to be born without genetic manipulation / Marcy Darnovsky -- Regulation of reproduction will be necessary to limit genetic enhancement / Samuel Berger -- Chapter 4: Should Genes Be Available For Patent?: -- Overview: Gene patents / U S Department of Energy Office of Science -- Yes: Genes should be available for patent: -- Gene patents work the way patents are supposed to work / John E Calfee -- Gene patents have not had a negative effect on research / E Jonathan Soderstrom -- No: Genes should not be available for patent: -- Gene patents create social and economic problems / Christoph Then -- Genes should not be patented / Michael Crichton -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary, etc.:
Explores concerns about genetic technology and research, including the potential ethical issues, the need for oversight and control, and the pros, cons and unintended consequences of genetic testing. Offers perspectives on whether or not people should be free to explore genetic enhancements, and if the patenting of genes should be allowed.
Subject: Human genetics.

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