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Code of Codes : Scientific and Social Issues in the Human Genome Project

Code of Codes : Scientific and Social Issues in the Human Genome Project - 92 edition

ISBN13: 978-0674136465

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ISBN13: 978-0674136465
ISBN10: 0674136462
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 92
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Published: 1992
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Code of Codes : Scientific and Social Issues in the Human Genome Project - 92 edition

ISBN13: 978-0674136465

Daniel J. Kevles and Leroy Eds. Hood

ISBN13: 978-0674136465
ISBN10: 0674136462
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 92
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Published: 1992
International: No
Summary

The ultimate goal of the pioneering project outlined in this book is to map our genome--the key to what makes us human--in detail. The Code of Codes is a collective exploration of the substance and possible consequences of th is project in relation to ethics, law, and society.

Table of Contents

Preface Part I History, Politics, and Genetics 1. Out of Eugenics: The Historical Politics of the Human Genome - Daniel J. Kevles 2. A History of the Science and Technology Behind Gene Mapping and Sequencing - Horace Freeland Judson Part II Genetics, Technology, and Medicine 3. A Vision of the Grail - Walter Gilbert 4. The Challenges to Technology and Informatics - Charles Cantor 5. DNA-Based Medicine: Prevention and Therapy - C. Thomas Caskey 6. Biology and Medicine in the Twenty-First Century - Leroy Hood 7 A Personal View of the Project - James D. Watson Part III Ethics, Law, And Society 8. The Social Power of Genetic Information - Dorothy Nelkin 9. DNA Fingerprinting: Science, Law, and the Ultimate Identifier - Eric Lander 10. Clairvoyance and Caution: Repercussions from the Human Genome Project - Nancy Wexler 11. Genetic Technology and Reproductive Choice: An Ethics for Autonomy - Ruth Schwartz Cowan 12. Health Insurance, Employment Discrimination, and the Genetics Revolution - Henry T. Greely 13. Nature, Nurture, and the Human Genome Project - Evelyn Fox Keller 14. Reflections - Daniel J. Kevles and Leroy Hood Notes Selected Bibliography Glossary Contributors Index
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