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Exploding the gene myth : how genetic information is produced and manipulated by scientists, physicians, employers, insurance companies, educators, and law enforcers

Author: Ruth Hubbard; Elijah Wald
Publisher: Boston, Mass : Beacon Press, ©1999.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Hubbard; Elijah Wald
ISBN: 0807004316 9780807004319
OCLC Number: 40249811
Notes: Previously published: Boston : Beacon, 1997.
Description: xxiii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Of genes and people --
Genetic labeling and the old eugenics --
The new eugenics: testing, screening, and choice --
A brief look at genetics --
Genes in context --
"Inherited tendencies": chronic conditions --
"Inherited tendencies": behaviors --
Manipulating our genes --
Genes for sale --
Genetic discrimination: education, employment, and insurance --
DNA-based identification systems, privacy, and civil liberties --
In conclusion ...
Responsibility: Ruth Hubbard and Elijah Wald ; with a new preface.
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