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America debates genetic DNA testing

Author: Elizabeth Boskey
Publisher: New York : Rosen Central, 2008.
Series: America debates.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents the arguments for and against genetic screening for adults and children, discussing genes, the history of genetic testing and how it works, detecting and preventing genetic diseases, the right to life, and discrimination.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Boskey
ISBN: 9781404219267 1404219269
OCLC Number: 77334209
Description: 64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Genetic testing defined --
What genetic tests actually tell you --
Building a better baby: Positive side of prenatal testing --
Genetics or eugenics? Negative side of prenatal testing --
Looking for peace of mind: Pros of adult testing --
Privacy, politics, and protection: Cons of adult testing --
Timeline --
Glossary --
For more information --
For further reading --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: America debates.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Boskey.
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Presents the arguments for and against genetic screening for adults and children, discussing genes, the history of genetic testing and how it works, detecting and preventing genetic diseases, the right to life, and discrimination.

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