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Building genetic medicine : breast cancer, technology, and the comparative politics of health care

Author: Shobita Parthasarathy
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2007] ©2007
Series: Inside technology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comparative study of genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer in the United States and Britain that shows the importance of national context in the development and use of science and technology even in an era of globalization.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Parthasarathy, Shobita.
Building genetic medicine.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006027956
(OCoLC)71139448
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shobita Parthasarathy
ISBN: 9780262281287 0262281287 9781429460941 1429460946
OCLC Number: 86073959
Description: 1 online resource (x, 271 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Toolkits for genetic testing --
Comparative architectures of genetic testing --
Eliminating the competition and ensuring success --
Defining a good health outcome --
Myriad, Britain, and culture clash.
Series Title: Inside technology.
Responsibility: Shobita Parthasarathy.

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A comparative study of genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer in the United States and Britain that shows the importance of national context in the development and use of science and  Read more...

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Building Genetic Medicine is an enlightening overview of one of the first skirmishes of our genetic century. * <i>American Scientist</i> *

 
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