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The Clash between the New Genetics and Human Values

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$36.50 • £29.95 • €33.00

ISBN 9780674345669

Publication Date: 09/01/1990


372 pages

2 halftones, 35 line illustrations, 5 tables

World rights except United Kingdom & Commonwealth

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

The discussion of genetic science is commendably clear. Suzuki and Knudtson, good writers as they are, do not merely recite the facts but tell stories that put flesh on the bones.—Thomas H. Murray, Medical Humanities Journal

First-rate.—Bentley Glass, Quarterly Review of Biology

[Suzuki and Knudtson] do an outstanding job of presenting complicated ideas to a nonscientific audience, as well as covering enough detail to satisfy those with a scientific background. [Their] presentation is balanced and controversial arguments are examined from all sides.Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

[This] book deserves wide attention for its timely warning of problems now on the cultural horizon.Booklist

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