Exploding the Gene Myth: How Genetic Information is Produced and Manipulated by Scientists, Physicians, Employers, Insurance Companies, Educators, and Law Enforcers

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Beacon Press, 1999 - Medical - 225 pages
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Genes have become mythologized as truth-tellers and explanations for everything from homosexuality to heavy drinking. More and more, the unregulated findings of genetic science are being written into insurance policies, employment contracts, into law enforcement and education. This new edition of Hubbard's book challenges the current hegemony of gene research, exploring both its scientific and social implications, including new advances such as genetic cloning.
 

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non-fiction. written in 1997 so somewhat antiquated but i kept this book so that means something. Read full review

Contents

OF GENES AND PEOPLE
1
GENETIC LABELING AND THE OLD EUGENICS
13
TESTING SCREENING AND CHOICE
23
A BRIEF LOOK AT GENETICS
39
GENES IN CONTEXT
58
CHRONIC CONDITIONS
72
BEHAVIORS
93
MANIPULATING OUR GENES
108
DNABASED IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS PRIVACY
145
IN CONCLUSION
158
APPENDIX MITOCHONDRIAL DNA
181
NOTES
187
GLOSSARY
201
BOOKS AND OTHER RESOURCES
211
INDEX
217
Copyright

GENES FOR SALE
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