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  1. Perspectives on Genetic Discrimination

    By Thomas Lemke

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Over the past 15 years, a series of empirical studies in different countries have shown that our increasing genetic knowledge leads to new forms of exclusion, disadvantaging and stigmatization. The spectrum of this "genetic discrimination" ranges from disadvantages at work, via problems with...

    Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Eugenics, Literature, and Culture in Post-war Britain

    By Clare Hanson

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book explores eugenics in its wider social context and in literary representations in post-war Britain. Drawing on a wide range of sources in medicine, social and educational policy, genetics, popular science, science fiction, and literary texts, Hanson tracks the dynamic interactions between...

    Published August 10th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Risky Genes

    Genetics, Breast Cancer and Jewish Identity

    By Jessica Mozersky

    Series: Genetics and Society

    Ashkenazi Jews have the highest known population risk of carrying specific mutations in the high-risk breast cancer genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. So what does it mean to be told you have an increased risk of genetic breast cancer because you are of Ashkenazi Jewish origin? In a time of ever-increasing...

    Published August 6th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Handbook of Genetics & Society

    Mapping the New Genomic Era

    Edited by Paul Atkinson, Peter Glasner, Margaret Lock

    Series: Genetics and Society

    An authoritative Handbook which offers a discussion of the social, political, ethical and economic consequences and implications of the new bio-sciences. The Handbook takes an interdisciplinary approach providing a synoptic overview of contemporary international social science research on genetics,...

    Published July 9th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Gender and Genetics

    Sociology of the Prenatal

    By Kate Reed

    Series: Genetics and Society

    Prenatal screening for genetic disorders is becoming an increasingly widespread phenomenon across the globe. While studies have highlighted the importance of women’s experiences of such screening, little is known about men’s roles and direct involvement in this process. With a focus on the...

    Published May 16th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The International Legal Governance of the Human Genome

    By Chamundeeswari Kuppuswamy

    Series: Genetics and Society

    The human genome is a well known symbol of scientific and technological progress in the 21st century. However, concerns about the exacerbation of inequalities between the rich and the poor, the developing and the developed states, the healthy and the unhealthy are causing problems for the progress...

    Published May 11th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Local Cells, Global Science

    The Rise of Embryonic Stem Cell Research in India

    By Aditya Bharadwaj, Peter Glasner

    Series: Genetics and Society

    One of the first studies of an exciting new development in global biotechnology, this cutting edge text examines the extent of the transnational movements of tissues, stem cells, and expertise, in the developing governance framework of India. Documenting the impact of local and global governance...

    Published May 7th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Community Genetics and Genetic Alliances

    Eugenics, Carrier Testing, and Networks of Risk

    By Aviad E. Raz

    Series: Genetics and Society

    Carrier testing of adults provides information about the risk of passing a genetic mutation to your children, leading to reproductive (and some say, eugenic) decisions. Excessive carrier screening may have adverse effects, but it can also prevent suffering and open up new reproductive options....

    Published February 21st 2012 by Routledge

  9. Genetics and Global Public Health

    Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia

    Edited by Simon M. Dyson, Karl Atkin

    Sickle cell and thalassaemia are among the world’s most common genetic conditions. They are especially common in Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia. They affect all ethnic groups but they particularly impact on minority ethnic groups in North America, Europe and Australasia....

    Published January 16th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Debating Human Genetics

    Contemporary Issues in Public Policy and Ethics

    By Alexandra Plows

    Series: Genetics and Society

    Debating Human Genetics is based on ethnographic research focusing primarily on the UK publics who are debating and engaging with human genetics, and related bio and techno-science. Drawing on recent interviews and data, collated in a range of public settings, it provides a unique overview of...

    Published July 9th 2010 by Routledge