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Book of Life : A Personal and Ethical Guide to Race, Normality, and the Implications of the Human Genome Project

Book of Life : A Personal and Ethical Guide to Race, Normality, and the Implications of the Human Genome Project - 01 edition

Book of Life : A Personal and Ethical Guide to Race, Normality, and the Implications of the Human Genome Project - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780807004517

ISBN10: 0807004510

Book of Life : A Personal and Ethical Guide to Race, Normality, and the Implications of the Human Genome Project by Barbara Katz Rothman - ISBN 9780807004517
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2001
International: No
Book of Life : A Personal and Ethical Guide to Race, Normality, and the Implications of the Human Genome Project by Barbara Katz Rothman - ISBN 9780807004517

ISBN13: 9780807004517

ISBN10: 0807004510

Edition: 01

Summary

The much heralded ''completion'' of the human genome project in the year 2000 raises urgent questions: Do we now have a map of who we are? How will we control the uses of the potentially healing but also likely destructive and highly marketable information genetics brings us? Using her own life as well as her research, Barbara Katz Rothman presents an impassioned defense for the theory that humans are not ''ready made from the factory'', as one recent popular book on genetics put it, but social beings who grow, mature, and learn who they are.

Author Bio

Barbara Katz Rothman is professor of sociology at the City University of New York.

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