DNA: Promise and Peril

ISBN: 9780520251878
Publisher: University of California Press
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2008-03-04
Number of pages: 356
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The genetic revolution has provided incredibly valuable information about our DNA, information that can be used to benefit and inform—but also to judge, discriminate, and abuse. An essential reference for living in today's world, this book gives the background information critical to understanding how genetics is now affecting our everyday lives. Written in clear, lively language, it gives a comprehensive view of exciting recent discoveries and explores the ethical, legal, and social issues that have arisen with each new development.

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