Genetic Explanations: Sense and Nonsense

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Harvard University Press, Feb 26, 2013 - Science - 348 pages
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No longer viewed by scientists as the cell’s fixed master molecule, DNA is a dynamic script that is ad-libbed at each stage of development. What our parents hand down to us is just the beginning. Genetic Explanations urges us to replace our faith in genetic determinism with scientific knowledge about genetic plasticity and epigenetic inheritance.
  

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Genetic Mutation Rate???
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/03/clocking-the-human-exodus-out-of.html?ref=em
Exasperating ignorance.
Genetics is THE PROGENY of culture.
Genes (and genomes) are organisms, molded (i.e. are expressions modified) via natural selection by their reactions to their circumstances (i.e. by their culture).
Look up Pavlov and Darwin…
Respectfully,
Dov Henis
http://universe-life.com
My Don Quixotic mission:
Un-theosophize religious “Science” of trade-union-church AAAS.
Genetics: Modifications of genome’s expressions in response to cultural variations, i.e. to behavioral modifications in response to circumstantial variations. DH
 

Contents

Evolving Narratives of Genetic Explanation across Disciplines Sheldon Krimsky
1
New Understanding of Genetic Science
15
Medical Genetics
69
Genetics in Human Behavior and Culture
171
The Unfulfilled Promise of Genomics Jeremy Gruber
270
Notes
285
Selected Readings
353
Acknowledgments
355
Contributors
357
Index
361
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Sheldon Krimsky is the Carol Zicklin Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Brooklyn College, the Lenore Stern Professor of Humanities & Social Sciences at Tufts University, and adjunct professor in the Department of Public Health & Community Medicine at the School of Medicine at Tufts University.

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