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Mapping the Code: The Human Genome Project and the Choices of Modern Science (Wiley Science Editions)

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Publisher Comments:

A giant step for medicine or the most serious threat to personal freedom yet? A cure for cancer or an invitation to genetic discrimination and the search for a master race? Here, not a minute too soon, is a behind-the-scenes account of the Human Genome Project, the most ethically and politically complex scientific undertaking of this generation. Dubbed the ``Holy Grail of Biology, the Genome Project will occupy over the next five to 15 years a majority of the best public and private labs and cost more than the GNP of many nations. This book separates fact from fiction, identifies the real moral issues in the debate, and captures the drama--as well as the intrigue and infighting--that has riveted the scientific establishment throughout.

Book News Annotation:

A popular account of the worldwide effort to map the human genetic code.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-280) and index.

Table of Contents

The Territory, and the Map.

In the Beginning.

Maps, Splices, and a ``Moratorium. Momentum.

Small Science, Big Science.

``Owning the International Genome.

Collaboration, Controversy, and Computers.

The Forms of Things Unknown.

Of Ethics and Trust.

Selected Bibliography.

Glossary of Terms.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471503835
Subtitle:
The Human Genome Project and the Choices of Modern Science
Author:
Davis, Joel
Author:
Davis, Joel L.
Author:
Davis, Barbee
Author:
Davis, Harold
Author:
Davis, Langdon
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Moral and ethical aspects
Subject:
Ethics, Medical
Subject:
Human gene mapping
Subject:
Evolution - Human
Subject:
Human genome project
Subject:
Politics
Subject:
Human gene mapping -- Political aspects.
Subject:
Chromosome Mapping.
Subject:
Genome, Human.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution - Human
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Subject:
Genetics
Copyright:
Series:
Wiley Science Editions
Series Volume:
40
Publication Date:
February 1991
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
294
Dimensions:
235 x 160 x 30 mm 22 oz

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Genetics
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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