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The Code of codes : scientific and social issues in the Human Genome Project

Author: Daniel J Kevles; Leroy E Hood
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The human genome is the key to what makes us human. Composed of the many different genes found in our cells, it defines our possibilities and limitations as members of the species. The goal of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: estudios y conferencias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Kevles; Leroy E Hood
ISBN: 0674136462 9780674136465 0674136454 9780674136458
OCLC Number: 318392562
Description: x, 397 p. : il. ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1 History, politics and genetics: out of eugenics - the historical politics of the human genome, Daniel J. Kevles; a history of the science and technology behind gene mapping and sequencing, Horace Freeland Judson. Part 2 Genetics, technology and medicine: a vision of the grail, Walter Gilbert; the challenges to technology and informatics, Charles Cantor; DNA-based medicine - prevention and therapy, C. Thomas Caskey; biology and medicine in the 21st century, Leroy Hood; a personal view of the project, James D. Watson. Part 3 Ethics, law and society: the social power of genetic information, Dorothy Nelkin; DNA fingerprinting - science, law and the ultimate identifier, Eric Lander; clairvoyance and caution - repercussions from the human genome project, Nancy Wexler; genetic technology and reproductive choice - an ethics for autonomy, Ruth Schwartz Cowan; health insurance, employment discrimination and the genetics revolution, Henry T. Greely; nature, nurture and the human genome project, Evelyn Fox Deller; reflections, Daniel J. Kevles and Leroy Hood.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel J. Kevles and Leroy Hood.

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