Genetic Knowledge of Human Values

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Paragon House, Nov 1, 1998 - Social Science - 279 pages
Recent developments in the science of genetics and certain accompanying technologies promise the prevention and possible cure of disease. However, there are still many uncertainties about the application of genetic knowledge. There is, in fact, mounting evidence that our current models do not adequately describe our complex and flexible genetic mechanisms. The general lack of public understanding and over-expectation of the technological promise make ethical and public policy issues crucially important.This book addresses the many value, scientific, and public policy issues surrounding the use of genetic knowledge. From an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective, the writers raise important questions about the definitions of health and disease; personhood and responsibility; discrimination, stigmatization, and the right of privacy. Also discussed are responsible, preventive medicine, and genetic carrier responsibility.

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Caution Cooperation and Human Values
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Facts Enigmas and Complexities
9
Toward a Holistic Theory of Biology
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