The Double-edged Helix

The Double-edged Helix

Social Implications of Genetics in A Diverse Society

eBook - 2002
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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 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 does not result in discrimination against people on the basis of their DNA.
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780801877582
080187758X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 293 pages)
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Additional Contributors: Alper, Joseph S. 1946-

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