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Human genetics / Noël Merino, book editor.

Merino, Noël. (Added Author).
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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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Foreword 11(3)
Introduction 14(4)
What Are Some Concerns About Genetic Research and Technology?
Overview: Human Genome Research
18(9)
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science
Human Genetic Knowledge Will Give Us Benefits and Burdens
27(9)
Eric Cohen
The Future of Genetic Technology Needs to Be Controlled
36(12)
Richard Hayes
Genetic Technology Poses Risks and Needs International Regulation
48(6)
Brad Sherman
Genetic Technology Will Impact Mental Health in Addition to Physical Health
54(7)
Arthur L. Caplan
What Are Some Concerns About Genetic Testing?
Overview: Concerns About Gentic Testing
61(4)
Genetics & Public Policy Center
Legislative Protection from Genetic Discrimination is Necessary
65(9)
Louise Slaughter
Legislative Protection from Genetic Discrimination May Harm People
74(3)
Ani B. Satz
Consumer Genetic Tests Need More Government Regulation
77(10)
Gail H. Javitt
Kathy L. Hudson
Consumer Home Genetic Tests Do Not Have Any Meaningful Application
87(5)
Arthur Allen
Newborn Genetic Screening Runs the Risk of Violating Rights
92(11)
Twila Brase
Genetic Screening Can Have Unintended Consequences
103(7)
Steve Olson
Should People Be Free to Pursue Genetic Enhancement?
Overview: Genetic Enhancement
110(7)
Kathi E. Hanna
Yes: People Should Be Free to Pursue Genetic Enhancement
Genetic Enhancement Should Only Be Limited by Regulations for Safety and Efficacy
117(11)
Ronald Bailey
Genetic Enhancement Should Be Left to Personal Choice
128(10)
Melvin Konner
No: People Should Not Be Free to Pursue Genetic Enhancement
Humans Have a Right to Be Born Without Genetic Manipulation
138(9)
Marcy Darnovsky
Regulation of Reproduction Will Be Necessary to Limit Genetic Enhancement
147(10)
Samuel Berger
Should Genes Be Available for Patent?
Overview: Gene Patents
157(8)
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
165(4)
John E. Calfee
Gene Patents Have Not Had a Negative Effect on Research
169(5)
E. Jonathan Soderstrom
No: Genes Should Not Be Available for Patent
Gene Patents Create Social and Economic Problems
174(4)
Christoph Then
Genes Should Not Be Patented
178(4)
Michael Crichton
Organizations to Contact 182(4)
Bibliography 186(5)
Index 191


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