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Double-edged sword : the promises and risks of the genetic revolution

Author: Karl Drlica
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, ©1994.
Series: Helix book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The rapid advances in genetic testing are having a profound impact on millions of people around the world. Hardly a week goes by without news reports about the discovery of a new gene, usually linked to a chronic and often deadly disease. Is the information good or bad news, useful or irrelevant? What is the meaning of this new-found knowledge for people and their families? And, most important, how can we use this
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Drlica, Karl.
Double-edged sword.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, ©1994
(OCoLC)607646473
Online version:
Drlica, Karl.
Double-edged sword.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, ©1994
(OCoLC)621008982
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Drlica
ISBN: 0201408384 9780201408386 0201409828 9780201409826
OCLC Number: 30108996
Description: ix, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Doctor, Is My Baby Okay?: New Life-or-death choices face prospective parents --
Ch. 2. Of Physicists and Phages: Interactions of molecules explain life --
Ch. 3. The Golden Age: DNA molecules carry the instructions for life --
Ch. 4. The Enemy Within: Genetic histories predict future health --
Ch. 5. Fixing Bad Genes: Molecular surgery attacks fatal genetic diseases --
Ch. 6. Early Detection of Infection: Diagnosis of fatal infectious disease changes interpersonal interactions --
Ch. 7. Who Gave It to Me?: Genetic methods make people accountable for spreading infection --
Ch. 8. Beyond Reasonable Doubt: DNA fingerprinting enters the courtroom --
Ch. 9. Body Enhancement? Availability of potent biological molecules stimulates personal experimentation --
Ch. 10. Toward Universal Screening Genetic testing will guide future health decisions --
Ch. 11. Society and the Revolution: Ethnic diversity and big money raise social problems.
Series Title: Helix book.
Responsibility: Karl A. Drlica.

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Writing in plain English for the non-scientist, Dr. Drlica explores the positive and negative aspects of modern genetics. With extraordinary clarity, he shows what the latest findings mean for those  Read more...

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