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- DescriptionTesting for genetic abrmalities has transformed pregnancy and motherhood, and the recent discoveries by the Human Geme Project affect us all. In this updated version of their important book with its new Afterword, the authors have incorporated the most recent prenatal testing information. Using their own research, the authors analyze the psycho-social and ethical implications of genetic testing. Among the issues discussed in the new Afterword are the spread of prenatal testing, the changing meanings of pregnancy, and the perils and promises of the Human Geme Project.
- Author Biographylker /f Aliza/b ALIZA KOLKER is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at George Mason University./e She is the author or editor of three previous books on health and policy issues. ke /f B. /i Meredith/b B. MEREDITH BURKE, a consulting demographer to major donor agencies overseas, has taught health and demographic policy courses at several universities./e Formerly with the international division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, she was a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1996-7. She has published extensively in professional journals and in the news media about genetics, health care and policy issues.
- Author(s)Aliza Kolker,B. M. Burke
- Date of Publication30/08/1998
- SubjectMedicine: General
- Place of PublicationWestport
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGreenwood Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight410 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Foreword byArthur L. Caplan
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition StatementNew edition
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