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Telling genes : the story of genetic counseling in America

Author: Alexandra Stern
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
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For sixty years genetic counselors have served as the messengers of important information about the risks, realities, and perceptions of genetic conditions. More than 2,500 certified genetic counselors in the United States work in clinics, community and teaching hospitals, public health departments, private biotech companies, and universities. This work considers the purpose of genetic counseling for twenty-first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Stern
ISBN: 9781421406671 1421406675 9781421406688 1421406683
OCLC Number: 773811662
Description: ix, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
History : genetic counseling develops --
Genetic risk : an evolving calculus --
Race : tense and troubled relations --
Disability : the dynamics of difference --
Women : transforming genetic counseling --
Ethics : shades of gray in genetic counseling --
Prenatal diagnosis : the handmaiden of contemporary genetic counseling --
Conclusion --
Appendixes. A. Archival materials consulted ; B. Interviewees ; C. Master's degree genetic counseling programs in North America.
Responsibility: Alexandra Minna Stern.

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