Heredity and Hope: The Case for Genetic Screening

Heredity and Hope: The Case for Genetic Screening

by Ruth Schwartz Cowan
     
 

Neither minimizing the difficulty of the choices that modern genetics has created for us nor fearing them, Cowan argues that we can improve the quality of our own lives and the lives of our children by using the modern science and technology of genetic screening responsibly.See more details below

Overview

Neither minimizing the difficulty of the choices that modern genetics has created for us nor fearing them, Cowan argues that we can improve the quality of our own lives and the lives of our children by using the modern science and technology of genetic screening responsibly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674024243
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
05/20/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

  1. Many Varieties of Beautiful Inheritance
  2. Eugenics and the Genealogical Fallacy
  3. Pronatal Motives and Prenatal Diagnosis
  4. No Matter What! This Has to Stop!
  5. Genetic Screening and Genocidal Claims
  6. Parents, Politicians, Physicians, and Priests

  • Conclusion
  • Further Reading
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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