Challenging Genetic Determinism: New Perspectives on the Gene in Its Multiple Environments

Challenging Genetic Determinism: New Perspectives on the Gene in Its Multiple Environments

by Louis Maheu, Roderick A. Macdonald
     
 

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Advances in genetic research have captured the attention of the media and the public through reports about genetically caused diseases and behaviours. However, all too often the coverage of scientists' innovations has implied that genetic factors alone are responsible for effects ranging from personality and sexual preferences to morbid obesity and intellectual

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Advances in genetic research have captured the attention of the media and the public through reports about genetically caused diseases and behaviours. However, all too often the coverage of scientists' innovations has implied that genetic factors alone are responsible for effects ranging from personality and sexual preferences to morbid obesity and intellectual disabilities. Challenging Genetic Determinism argues that hypotheses cannot be based solely on genetic factors but must take into account the context in which these factors occur.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773538139
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
08/23/2011
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


Louis Maheu is an emeritus professor of sociology at Université de Montréal. Roderick A. Macdonald is F.R. Scott Professor of Constitutional and Public Law at McGill University.

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