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Human genetics
Merino, Noël.
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Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, [2010]

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204 pages ; 23 cm.
What are some concerns about genetic research and technology? Overview : human genome research / U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science ; Human genetic knowledge will give us benefits and burdens / Eric Cohen ; The future of genetic technology needs to be controlled / Richard Hayes ; Genetic technology poses risks and needs international regulation / Brad Sherman ; Genetic technology will impact mental health in addition to physical health / Arthur L. Caplan -- What are some concerns about genetic testing? Overview : concerns about genetic testing / Genetics & Public Policy Center ; Legislative protection from genetic discrimination is necessary / Louise Slaughter ; Legislative protection from genetic discrimination may harm people / Ani B. Satz ; Consumer genetic tests need more government regulation / Gail H. Javitt and Kathy L. Hudson ; Consumer home genetic tests do not have any meaningful application / Arthur Allen ; Newborn genetic screening runs the risk of violating rights / Twila Brase ; Genetic screening can have unintended consequences / Steve Olson -- Should people be free to pursue genetic enhancement? Overview : genetic enhancement / Kathi E. Hanna ; Genetic enhancement should only be limited by regulations for safety and efficacy / Ronald Bailey ; Genetic enhancement should be left to personal choice / Melvin Konner ; Humans have a right to be born without genetic manipulation / Marcy Darnovsky ; Regulation of reproduction will be necessary to limit genetic enhancement / Samuel Berger -- Should genes be available for patent? Overview : gene patents / U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science ; Gene patents work the way patents are supposed to work / John E. Calfee ; Gene patents have not had a negative effect on research / E. Jonathan Soderstrom ; Gene patents create social and economic problems / Christoph Then ; Genes should not be patented / Michael Crichton.
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