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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

  • List of Tables
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Legacy of Genes
  • 2. Dance of the Genes
  • 3. The Dances of the Chromosomes
  • 4. Genes in Populations
  • 5. The New Choreography
  • 6. The Mystery of the Man with Too Many Ys
  • 7. Privacy and the Human Genome
  • 8. The “Moral Difference” between Somatic and Germ Cells
  • 9. A Dark Side of the New Genetics
  • 10. Developing a Sensitivity to the Sufferings of Genes
  • 11. The Curious Case of the Crown Gall Bacterium
  • 12. In Praise of Genetic Diversity
  • 13. Deciphering the Human Genome
  • Epilogue: Searching for a New Mythology
  • Glossary
  • For Further Reading
  • Index

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