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  • ISBN: 9780122204371
  • ISBN10: 0122204379

Genetics of Society and Clinical Practice

by Harper, Peter

  • List Price: $34.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • Publish date: 12/01/1999
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Description: Genetics of Society and Clinical Practice offers a concise and accessible introduction to an area of increasing importance and controversy. Issues of current concern are highlighted (e.g., the use of genetic testing results by insurance companies assessing life insurance premiums). The authors are renowned for their work on genetics and ethical issues. Our knowledge of human genetics is advancing as more genes are isolated and we begin to understand how they act in producing inherited diseases. Translation of the results of research into clinical applications can have important ethical implications for the diagnosis and treatment of disease or potential disease. Genetics of Society and Clinical Practice looks at the ethical and social issues and dilemmas arising from genetics counseling and diagnosis, the application genetic tests in carrier detection and pregnancy, and the coordination of screening programs. The book concentrates on the practical issues that affect individuals in real life, drawing on previously published research and the experiences of the authors, who are both practicing clinical geneticists. It also looks at some of the wider effects of new developments in genetics on society and how they can be abused. This volume is essential reading for all those in medicine and allied fields whose work brings them into contact with genetic disorders, as well as for specialist genetic counselors and researchers, sociologists, and ethicists, and those administering health services. Others not directly involved will find it helpful in putting into perspective the publicity this field receives.
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