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The Code of Codes

Scientific and Social Issues in the Human Genome Project

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PAPERBACK

$35.50 • £28.95 • €32.00

ISBN 9780674136465

Publication Date: 01/01/1993

Academic Trade

384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 halftones, 23 line illustrations, 12 tables

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  • Preface to the Paperback Edition
  • I. History, Politics, and Genetics
    • 1. Out of Eugenics: The Historical Politics of the Human Genome [Daniel J. Kevles]
    • 2. A History of the Science and Technology Behind Gene Mapping and Sequencing [Horace Freeland Judson]
  • II. Genetics, Technology, and Medicine
    • 3. A Vision of the Grail [Walter Gilbert]
    • 4. The Challenges to Technology and Informatics [Charles Cantor]
    • 5. DNA-Based Medicine: Prevention and Therapy [C. Thomas Caskey]
    • 6. Biology and Medicine in the Twenty-First Century [Leroy Hood]
    • 7. A Personal View of the Project [James D. Watson]
  • III. Ethics, Law, And Society
    • 8. The Social Power of Genetic Information [Dorothy Nelkin]
    • 9. DNA Fingerprinting: Science, Law, and the Ultimate Identifier [Eric Lander]
    • 10. Clairvoyance and Caution: Repercussions from the Human Genome Project [Nancy Wexler]
    • 11. Genetic Technology and Reproductive Choice: An Ethics for Autonomy [Ruth Schwartz Cowan]
    • 12. Health Insurance, Employment Discrimination, and the Genetics Revolution [Henry T. Greely]
    • 13. Nature, Nurture, and the Human Genome Project [Evelyn Fox Keller]
    • 14. Reflections [Daniel J. Kevles and Leroy Hood]
  • Postscript to the Paperback Edition
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Glossary
  • Contributors
  • Index

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