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The Clash between the New Genetics and Human Values

David Suzuki, Peter Knudtson

ISBN 9780674345669

Publication date: 09/01/1990

Genethics is the most lucid and authoritative guide for general readers to modern genetic technology and the myriad ethical issues it raises.


  • In standard biomedical texts, mechanical processes such as replication and transcription are described with excruciating dryness. Here, metaphors animate the narrative, restoring through art some of the natural beauty of science… To the authors’ credit, they have written an excellent book that, if widely read, will provide much of the technical education and ethical sensitization needed to broaden public debate.

    —Richard C. Hermann, Journal of the American Medical Association


  • David Suzuki, a well-known geneticist and science broadcaster, is Professor of Biology at the University of British Columbia.
  • Peter Knudtson is a freelance science writer based in Vancouver.

Book Details

  • 372 pages
  • 6-15/16 x 8-15/16 inches
  • Harvard University Press