The Limits and Lies of Human Genetic Research: Dangers For Social Policy

The Limits and Lies of Human Genetic Research: Dangers For Social Policy

by Jonathan Michael Kaplan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415926378

ISBN-13: 9780415926379

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In The Limits and Lies of Human Genetic Research, Jonathan Kaplan weighs in on the controversial subject of the roles genes play in determining aspects of physical and behavioral human variation. Limits and Lies makes the case that neither the information we have on genes, nor on the environment, is sufficient to explain the complex variations among

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In The Limits and Lies of Human Genetic Research, Jonathan Kaplan weighs in on the controversial subject of the roles genes play in determining aspects of physical and behavioral human variation. Limits and Lies makes the case that neither the information we have on genes, nor on the environment, is sufficient to explain the complex variations among humans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415926379
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Series:
Reflective Bioethics Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Boxes
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Explaining Differences1
Ch. 2Varieties of Determinism9
Ch. 3Genes and Causation22
Ch. 4IQ and Social Policy58
Ch. 5Criminality and Violence: The Brain and the Gene89
Ch. 6Gay Genes and the Reification of Homosexuality104
Ch. 7On the Medicalization of Mood-Affective Disorders: Antidepressants and the Heritability of Depression and Temperament122
Ch. 8Born to Be Fat? Culture and the Meaning of Weight135
Ch. 9Contract Pregnancies and Genetic Parenthood151
Ch. 10The Concept of the Environment170
Notes187
References206
Legal Cases Cited217
Works without Bylines218
Index219

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