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Genetic disorders

Author: Katherine Swarts
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2009.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays and articles that address issues surrounding genetic testing, genetic disorders and their effects on individuals and society.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Swarts
ISBN: 9780737742121 0737742127 9780737742138 0737742135
OCLC Number: 262429643
Description: 207 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Genetic birth defects are more common than formerly thought / Lee Bowman --
Nonprofit organizations can have a positive impact on genetic disorders / Richard H. Carmona --
Siblings of children with genetic disorders may develop behavioral problems / Penelope Ross and Monica Cuskelly --
Families may find hope through children with genetic disorders / John C. McGinley as told to Tom Groneberg --
Society is becoming more accepting of individuals with genetic disorders / Susan Brink --
The U.S. military practices genetic discrimination / Karen Kaplan --
Society should not be asked to sacrifice for those with genetic disorders / Fred E. Foldvary --
People with genetic disorders can become productive members of society / Westchester County Business Journal --
Children with disorders need special education / Mark Richert --
Children with disorders can be integrated into mainstream school districts / Joetta Sack-Min --
Newborn screening for developmental disabilities can be beneficial / Bruce K. Lin and Alan R. Fleischman --
Prenatal testing for adult-onset conditions is not beneficial / Bonnie Steinbock --
Aborting a fetus with a genetic disorder is a personal decision / Amy Harmon --
It is not acceptable to abort fetuses showing Down Syndrome / Patricia E. Bauer --
Prenatal testing for genetic disorders dehumanizes all who have disorders / Ramesh Ponnuru --
Prenatal testing for genetic disorders should not be equated with eugenics / Ruth Schwartz Cowan --
Prenatal gene manipulation has many advantages / Ronald M. Green --
Genetic advancements may not meet expectations / Jim Manzi --
Gene therapy could eradicate genetic disorders / Ramez Naam --
Science surrounding genetic testing for psychiatric disorders is still evolving / Harvard Mental Health Letter --
Stem cell research is vital to finding cures for genetic disorders / John Greenwald and Jayne Mackta --
Embryonic stem cell research poses ethical considerations / William Sutherland.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Katherine Swarts, book editor.

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Essays and articles that address issues surrounding genetic testing, genetic disorders and their effects on individuals and society.

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