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Title Genes and human self-knowledge : historical and philosophical reflections on modern genetics / edited by Robert F. Weir, Susan C. Lawrence, and Evan Fales.

Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c1994.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  573.2101 GENE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 248 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents I. Genetic Identity and Self-Knowledge. A Few Words from a "Wise" Woman / Kimberly A. Quaid. The Human Genome Project and Human Identity / Dan W. Brock. Knowledge in Human Genetics: Some Epistemological Questions / Michael Ruse. Some Concerns about Self-Knowledge and the Human Genome Project / Panayot Butchvarov. Reductionism and Genetics: A Response / William E. Carroll. The Human Genome Project and Epistemology / Evan Fales. Commentary on Genetic Knowledge and Self-Understanding / Diana Fritz Cates. Genes and Osteogenesis Imperfecta / Christine Carney -- II. The Possible Uses and Abuses of Genetic Knowledge. Is Human Genetics Disguised Eugenics? / Diane B. Paul. Molecular Biology: How Can We Translate the Laboratory? / Joseph D. McInerney. Communicating Genetics: Journalists' Role in Helping the Public Understand Genetics / Larry Thompson. Genetic Discrimination: The Use of Genetically Based Diagnostic and Prognostic Tests by Employers and Insurers / Larry Gostin.
Human Capital and the Discourse of Control: Comment on Paul / Mitchell G. Ash. Commentary on Paul / Alan I. Marcus. Communicating Complex Genetic Information / Elizabeth J. Thomson. Problems Translating Laboratory Information for High School Students: Are We Doomed? / Kevin Koepnick. Reflections on the Law and Ethics of the Human Genome Project / Peter David Blanck. Why Fund ELSI Projects? / Robert F. Weir -- III. Genders, Races, and Future Generations. Constructs of Genetic Difference: Race and Sex / Ruth Hubbard. Species, Races, and Genders: Differences Are Not Deviations / David L. Hull. The Ethics of Human Germ-Line Genetic Intervention / LeRoy Walters. Commentary: Diversity / Susan C. Lawrence. Commentary on Hull and Hubbard / David Magnus. Response to Walters / John P. Boyle.
Other author Weir, Robert F., 1943-
Lawrence, Susan C.
Fales, Evan, 1943-
Subject Human Genome Project.
Human gene mapping -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Human genetics -- History.
Human genetics -- Philosophy.
ISBN 0877454558 (acid-free paper)
0877454566 (pbk. : acid-free paper)