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The Resource Human genetics, Noèel Merino, book editor

Human genetics, Noèel Merino, book editor

Label
Human genetics
Title
Human genetics
Statement of responsibility
Noèel Merino, book editor
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Explores concerns about genetic technology and research, including the potential ethical issues, the need for oversight and control, and the pros, cons and unintended consequences of genetic testing. Offers perspectives on whether or not people should be free to explore genetic enhancements, and if the patenting of genes should be allowed.-- www.gale.cengage.com
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
174.2
Index
index present
LC call number
QH431
LC item number
.H8356 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Merino, Noèel
Series statement
Current controversies
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Label
Human genetics, Noèel Merino, book editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.186-190) and index
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: What Are Some Concerns About Genetic Research And Technology?: -- Overview: Human genome research / U S Department of Energy Office of Science -- Human genetic knowledge will give us benefits and burdens / Eric Cohen -- Future of genetic technology needs to be controlled / Richard Hayes -- Genetic technology poses risks and needs international regulation / Brad Sherman -- Genetic technology will impact mental health in addition to physical health / Arthur L Caplan -- Chapter 2: What Are Some Concerns About Genetic Testing?: -- Overview: Concerns about genetic testing / Genetics & Public Policy Center -- Legislative protection from genetic discrimination is necessary / Louise Slaughter -- Legislative protection from genetic discrimination may harm people / Ani B Satz -- Consumer genetic tests need more government regulation / Gail H Javitt and Kathy L Hudson -- Consumer home genetic tests do not have any meaningful application / Arthur Allen -- Newborn genetic screening runs the risk of violating rights / Twila Brase -- Genetic screening can have unintended consequences / Steve Olson -- Chapter 3: Should People Be Free To Pursue Genetic Enhancement?: -- Overview: Genetic enhancement / Kathi E Hanna -- Yes: People should be free to pursue genetic enhancement: -- Genetic enhancement should only be limited by regulations for safety and efficacy / Ronald Bailey -- Genetic enhancement should be left to personal choice / Melvin Konner -- No: People should not be free to pursue genetic enhancement: -- Humans have a right to be born without genetic manipulation / Marcy Darnovsky -- Regulation of reproduction will be necessary to limit genetic enhancement / Samuel Berger -- Chapter 4: Should Genes Be Available For Patent?: -- Overview: Gene patents / U S Department of Energy Office of Science -- Yes: Genes should be available for patent: -- Gene patents work the way patents are supposed to work / John E Calfee -- Gene patents have not had a negative effect on research / E Jonathan Soderstrom -- No: Genes should not be available for patent: -- Gene patents create social and economic problems / Christoph Then -- Genes should not be patented / Michael Crichton -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
204 p.
Isbn
9780737747089
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009048143
System control number
(OCoLC)441154291
Label
Human genetics, Noèel Merino, book editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.186-190) and index
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: What Are Some Concerns About Genetic Research And Technology?: -- Overview: Human genome research / U S Department of Energy Office of Science -- Human genetic knowledge will give us benefits and burdens / Eric Cohen -- Future of genetic technology needs to be controlled / Richard Hayes -- Genetic technology poses risks and needs international regulation / Brad Sherman -- Genetic technology will impact mental health in addition to physical health / Arthur L Caplan -- Chapter 2: What Are Some Concerns About Genetic Testing?: -- Overview: Concerns about genetic testing / Genetics & Public Policy Center -- Legislative protection from genetic discrimination is necessary / Louise Slaughter -- Legislative protection from genetic discrimination may harm people / Ani B Satz -- Consumer genetic tests need more government regulation / Gail H Javitt and Kathy L Hudson -- Consumer home genetic tests do not have any meaningful application / Arthur Allen -- Newborn genetic screening runs the risk of violating rights / Twila Brase -- Genetic screening can have unintended consequences / Steve Olson -- Chapter 3: Should People Be Free To Pursue Genetic Enhancement?: -- Overview: Genetic enhancement / Kathi E Hanna -- Yes: People should be free to pursue genetic enhancement: -- Genetic enhancement should only be limited by regulations for safety and efficacy / Ronald Bailey -- Genetic enhancement should be left to personal choice / Melvin Konner -- No: People should not be free to pursue genetic enhancement: -- Humans have a right to be born without genetic manipulation / Marcy Darnovsky -- Regulation of reproduction will be necessary to limit genetic enhancement / Samuel Berger -- Chapter 4: Should Genes Be Available For Patent?: -- Overview: Gene patents / U S Department of Energy Office of Science -- Yes: Genes should be available for patent: -- Gene patents work the way patents are supposed to work / John E Calfee -- Gene patents have not had a negative effect on research / E Jonathan Soderstrom -- No: Genes should not be available for patent: -- Gene patents create social and economic problems / Christoph Then -- Genes should not be patented / Michael Crichton -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
204 p.
Isbn
9780737747089
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009048143
System control number
(OCoLC)441154291

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