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Am I my genes? : confronting fate and family secrets in the age of genetic testing

Author: Robert Klitzman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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"A book that is at once scholarly, comprehensive, and accessible, Dr. Klitzman brings his wisdom to the major issues that confront sufferers from disorders with a strong genetic underpinning. Klitzman and the men and women he interviews address the predicaments and moral dilemmas facing patients and families in an age of personalized medicine: whether to test, whom to tell, and how to integrate awareness of disease  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Klitzman
ISBN: 9780199837168 0199837163
OCLC Number: 714029820
Description: x, 365 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Embarking on genetic journeys : introduction --
Do I want to know? : testing decisions --
Whom should I tell? : disclosures and testing in families --
Genetic tests as Rorschach : questions of why me? --
Am I my genes? : genetic identities --
Lightning doesn't strike twice : myths and misunderstandings about genetics --
What should I do about my genes? : deciding on treatment --
Passing it on? : reproductive choices --
There's only privacy if you make it : problems with privacy and insurance --
Keep it in the family? : other disclosures beyond kin --
Crossing over : entering genetic communities --
Testing everyone? : gene politics --
Genes in everyday life.
Responsibility: Robert L. Klitzman.

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In this volume, the psychiatrist Robert Klitzman explores how individuals confront the complex issues associated with genetic testing in their daily lives.  Read more...

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In Am I My Genes?, the psychiatrist and ethicist Dr. Robert L. Klitzman plunges readers into the world of genomic medicine as it exists today: a barely mapped terrain of immense overlapping Read more...

 
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