The Handbook of Genetics Society

The Handbook explores local and global issues and critically approaches a wide range of public and policy questions, providing an invaluable reference source to a wide variety of researchers, academics and policy makers.

The Handbook of Genetics   Society

Author: Paul Atkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134128770

Page: 500

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An authoritative Handbook which offers a discussion of the social, political, ethical and economic consequences and implications of the new bio-sciences. The Handbook takes an interdisciplinary approach providing a synoptic overview of contemporary international social science research on genetics, genomics and the new life sciences. It brings together leading scholars with expertise across a wide-ranging spectrum of research fields related to the production, use, commercialisation and regulation of genetics knowledge. The Handbook is structured into seven cross-cutting themes in contemporary social science research on genetics with introductions written by internationally renowned section editors who take an interdisciplinary approach to offer fresh insights on recent developments and issues in often controversial fields of study. The Handbook explores local and global issues and critically approaches a wide range of public and policy questions, providing an invaluable reference source to a wide variety of researchers, academics and policy makers.

Human Genetics and Society

Not just relegated to features, boxes, and the end of chapters, this book's real-world cases and intriguing questions are woven throughout the chapter narrative, vividly showing students how and why the concepts of human genetics are vital ...

Human Genetics and Society

Author: Ronnee Yashon

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0538733217

Page: 400

View: 347

HUMAN GENETICS AND SOCIETY engages students and demonstrates the relevance of genetics with an integrated case-based approach. Written for non-science majors, this text grabs student attention and shows them the importance of genetics by placing concepts within real-life contexts that students can appreciate throughout every chapter. Not just relegated to features, boxes, and the end of chapters, this book's real-world cases and intriguing questions are woven throughout the chapter narrative, vividly showing students how and why the concepts of human genetics are vital to their personal lives and to society at large. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Genomics and Society

Genomics and Society; Ethical, Legal-Cultural, and Socioeconomic Implications is the first book to address the vast and thorny web of ELSI topics identified as core priorities of the NHGRI in 2011.

Genomics and Society

Author: Dhavendra Kumar

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0127999213

Page: 438

View: 517

Genomics and Society; Ethical, Legal-Cultural, and Socioeconomic Implications is the first book to address the vast and thorny web of ELSI topics identified as core priorities of the NHGRI in 2011. The work addresses fundamental issues of biosociety and bioeconomy as the revolution in biology moves from research lab to healthcare system. Of particular interest to healthcare practitioners, bioethicists, and health economists, and of tangential interest to the gamut of applied social scientists investigating the societal impact of new medical paradigms, the work describes a myriad of issues around consent, confidentiality, rights, patenting, regulation, and legality in the new era of genomic medicine. Addresses the vast and thorny web of ELSI topics identified as core priorities of the NHGRI in 2011 Presents the core fundamental issues of biosociety and bioeconomy as the revolution in biology moves from research lab to healthcare system Describes a myriad of issues around consent, including confidentiality, rights, patenting, regulation, and more

Heredity and Society

Heredity and Society documents the proceedings of a symposium on heredity and society sponsored by the Birth Defects Institute of the New York State Department of Health held in Albany, New York, October 26-27, 1971.

Heredity and Society

Author: Ian Porter

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323155502

Page: 334

View: 317

Heredity and Society documents the proceedings of a symposium on heredity and society sponsored by the Birth Defects Institute of the New York State Department of Health held in Albany, New York, October 26-27, 1971. The central theme, ""Heredity and Society"" means taking part in the exploration of the science of genetics as it affects and is affected by modern life. The contributions made by researchers at the symposium are organized into five sections. The two papers in Section 1 review the history of genetics and discuss ongoing human evolution. Section II presents two studies on changes in the frequency of genes in the population and the evolution of human behavior. Section III contains studies on the effects of genetic counseling and couples who get genetic counseling. Section IV presents some reflections about the consequences of past, present, and future life styles in reproduction of citizens living in Western democracies. It also includes studies on the genetic implications of abortion and the impact of congenital malformations on society. Section V deals with sex chromosome abnormalities; mass screening programs for inborn errors of metabolism; and ethical issues raised by advances in genetics.

Genetics and Society

In this chapter, I will review the research on patients' experiences of genetic
disease, exploring the various ways in which patients, families and professionals
are constructed therein. I will consider a range of different approaches, from the ...

Genetics and Society

Author: Anne Kerr

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415300810

Page: 197

View: 400

Genetic science has advanced rapidly. This work looks at the history of this science and the wide-ranging impact it has had on contemporary society.

Human Genetics and Society

This resourceful supplement is intended to help students enhance their understanding of the text and course material.

Human Genetics and Society

Author: Ronnee Yashon

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780495114307

Page: 208

View: 663

This resourceful supplement is intended to help students enhance their understanding of the text and course material. Student Description: Maximize your study time with this resourceful study tool that enhances your understanding of the text and course material.

Splicing Life

This unique, exploratory volume discusses the ethical, cultural and philosophical issues surrounding the search for the 'book of life', focusing in particular on the mapping of the human genome in Britain, the USA and Europe.

Splicing Life

Author: Peter E. Glasner

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754632382

Page: 149

View: 414

This unique, exploratory volume discusses the ethical, cultural and philosophical issues surrounding the search for the 'book of life', focusing in particular on the mapping of the human genome in Britain, the USA and Europe.

The Human Genome

This new edition will contribute to creating a genetically literate student population that understands basic biological research, understands elements of the personal and health implications of genetics, and participates effectively in ...

The Human Genome

Author: Julia E. Richards

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080918655

Page: 420

View: 336

Significant advances in our knowledge of genetics were made during the twentieth century but in the most recent decades, genetic research has dramatically increased its impact throughout society. Genetic issues are now playing a large role in health and public policy, and new knowledge in this field will continue to have significant implications for individuals and society. Written for the non-majors human genetics course, Human Genetics, 3E will increase the genetics knowledge of students who are learning about human genetics for the first time. This thorough revision of the best-selling Human Genome,2E includes entirely new chapters on forensics, stem cell biology, bioinformatics, and societal/ethical issues associated with the field. New special features boxes make connections between human genetics and human health and disease. Carefully crafted pedagogy includes chapter-opening case studies that set the stage for each chapter; concept statements interspersed throughout the chapter that keep first-time students focused on key concepts; and end-of-chapter questions and critical thinking activities. This new edition will contribute to creating a genetically literate student population that understands basic biological research, understands elements of the personal and health implications of genetics, and participates effectively in public policy issues involving genetic information . Includes topical material on forensics, disease studies, and the human genome project to engage non-specialist students Full, 4-color illustration program enhances and reinforces key concepts and themes Uniform organization of chapters includes interest boxes that focus on human health and disease, chapter-opening case studies, and concept statements to engage non-specialist readers

DNA

Since the original revelation by James Watson and Francis Crick, knowledge of the structure and function of DNA has dramatically changed science and society. This volume explores the dramatic impact that this discovery has had on our lives.

DNA

Author: Richard Henderson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521823784

Page: 193

View: 192

1953 witnessed a breakthrough in biological science, the revelation of the double helical structure of DNA. Since the original revelation by James Watson and Francis Crick, knowledge of the structure and function of DNA has dramatically changed science and society. This volume explores the dramatic impact that this discovery has had on our lives. Beginning with the story of the discovery of the double helix, the collection looks at DNA fingerprinting and its impact on forensic and legal medicine; the extraction of ancient DNA from archaeological and palaeontological remains; the ethical implications arising from the genetic knowledge encoded in our DNA; the complex role of DNA in the cause, detection and treatment of cancer; the debates surrounding the potential commercialisation of genetically modified crops; the emotive field of reproductive medicine; and finally how the genetic basis of developmental language disorders is teaching us more about how humans communicate.

Genetics Health and Society

This volume of Advances in Medical Sociology focuses on critical issues
surrounding the intersection of genetics, health and society. It was created to
provide a space for scholarship that is attempting to bridge the gap between
sociology of ...

Genetics  Health  and Society

Author: Brea L. Perry

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1783505680

Page: 336

View: 900

This volume focuses on critical issues surrounding the intersection of genetics, health, and society. It provides a critical examination of sociological and biomedical approaches to genomics, including strengths and limitations of each perspective.

Genetics as Social Practice

This volume brings together contributions exploring the mutual relationships between genetics, markets, societies, and identities in genetics and genomics.

Genetics as Social Practice

Author: Prof Dr Silke Schicktanz

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409455483

Page: 240

View: 910

This volume brings together contributions exploring the mutual relationships between genetics, markets, societies, and identities in genetics and genomics. It draws upon the recent transdisciplinary debate on how socio-cultural factors influence understandings of ‘genetics2.0' and shows how individual and collective identities are challenged or reinforced by cultural meanings and practices of genetics. This book will become a standard reference for everyone seeking to make sense of the controversies and shifts in the field of genetics in the second decade of the twenty-first century.

The Influence of Genetics on Contemporary Thinking

Anne Fagot-Largeault, Shahid Rahman, Juan Manuel Torres. CHAPTER 13
GENETICS AND SOCIETY: A DIFFERENT VIEW JUAN MANUEL TORRES
Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal;
Universidad ...

The Influence of Genetics on Contemporary Thinking

Author: Anne Fagot-Largeault

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402056642

Page: 216

View: 819

This interdisciplinary volume reflects on the effects of recent discoveries in genetics on a broad range of scientific fields. It shows the way in which those discoveries influence genetics itself and many other fields, and explains the impact of genetics on contemporary culture. The volume contains the most recent views of the Nobel Laureate François Jacob on genetics and the nature of living things.