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Genetic testing / by Boslaugh, Sarah,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction to Genetics -- Introduction to Genetic Testing -- Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing -- Types of Medical Genetic Testing -- Genetic Counseling -- Heritage Tracing -- Other Uses of Genetic Testing -- Financial Concerns Related to Genetic Testing -- Legal and Ethical Concerns Related to Genetic Testing -- Psychological Issues Related to Genetic Testing -- Evaluating Genetic Tests.This book covers genetic testing, including the rise of direct-to-consumer tests, and delves into the ethical, legal, financial, medical, and psychological issues and controversies that surround genetic testing. It also provides case studies, a timeline of critical events, and a directory of resources.Description based on print version record.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Medical genetics.;
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Human genetics : the basics / by Lewis, Ricki.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-185) and index.From ancestry to destiny. Our shared deep ancestry ; Our recent past: from royal bastards to lost colonies ; Today: getting to know our genetic selves ; Our future -- From Mendel's peas to double helices. The idea of heredity ; Mendel's experiments - the mystery of the missing traits ; The chromosome connection ; In pursuit of the genetic material ; The human genome project -- How genes work. Mikayla's story ; Inside the cell ; The individual: tissues and organs ; The family ; The population ; Bioethics -- Genes and health. Causes of death - an organizing framework ; Cardiovascular disease ; Cancer: the cell cycle out of control ; Infectious disease -- Genetic testing. The first generation of genetic tests: proteins ; The second generation of genetic tests: DNA ; The third generation of genetic tests: do-it-yourself -- Genetic and genomic technologies. Gene therapy ; Gene expression profiling ; A genomic view of the world ; The human genome sequence revisited.Human genetics has blossomed from an obscure branch of biological science and occasional explanation for exceedingly rare disorders to a field that affects everyone. Human Genetics: The Basics introduces the key questions and issues in this emerging field, including: ---The common ancestry of all humanity ---The role of genes in sickness and health ---Debates over the use of genetic technology --Book Jacket.
Subjects: Genetics, Medical; Human genetics;
© 2011., Routledge,
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Genetic disorders / by Swarts, Katherine.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Genetic birth defects are more common than formerly thought / Lee Bowman -- Nonprofit organizations can have a positive impact on genetic disorders / Richard H. Carmona -- Siblings of children with genetic disorders may develop behavioral problems / Penelope Ross and Monica Cuskelly -- Families may find hope through children with genetic disorders / John C. McGinley as told to Tom Groneberg -- Society is becoming more accepting of individuals with genetic disorders / Susan Brink -- The U. S. military practices genetic discrimination / Karen Kaplan -- Society should not be asked to sacrifice for those with genetic disorders / Fred E. Foldvary -- People with genetic disorders can become productive members of society / Westchester County Business Journal -- Children with disorders need special education / Mark Richert -- Children with disorders can be integrated into mainstream school districts / Joetta Sack-Min -- Newborn screening for developmental disabilities can be beneficial / Bruce K. Lin and Alan R. Fleischman -- Prenatal testing for adult-onset conditions is not beneficial / Bonnie Steinbock -- Aborting a fetus with a genetic disorder is a personal decision / Amy Harmon -- It is not acceptable to abort fetuses showing Down Syndrome / Patricia E. Bauer -- Prenatal testing for genetic disorders dehumanizes all who have disorders / Ramesh Ponnuru -- Prenatal testing for genetic disorders should not be equated with eugenics / Ruth Schwartz Cowan -- Prenatal gene manipulation has many advantages / Ronald M. Green -- Genetic advancements may not meet expectations / Jim Manzi -- Gene therapy could eradicate genetic disorders / Ramez Naam -- Science surrounding genetic testing for psychiatric disorders is still evolving / Harvard Mental Health Letter -- Stem cell research is vital to finding cures for genetic disorders / John Greenwald and Jayne Mackta -- Embryonic stem cell research poses ethical considerations / William Sutherland.
Subjects: Genetic disorders;
© c2009., Greenhaven Press,
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Genetic engineering / by Haugen, David M.,1969-; Musser, Susan.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 224-227) and index.Should genetic engineering on humans be permitted? Human genetic engineering will prove beneficial and should be allowed / Nick Bostrom ; Human genetic engineering is risky and should be stopped / David King ; Human cloning should be legalized / Hugh McLachlan ; Human cloning should be banned / Wendy Wright ; Human embryos destined for discard should be used for research / Brill Frist ; Human embryos destined for discard should not be used for research / George W. Bush -- Is genetic engineering ethical? Genetic engineering is unethical / Michael J. Sandel ; Genetic engineering is not unethical / David Koepsell ; Human cloning is unethical / President's Council on Bioethics ; Human cloning is not unethical / Harry Binswanger ; Genetically engineered food poses ethical concerns / Britt Bailey -- What is the impact of genetically engineered foods? Genetically modified foods are safe / Karri Hammerstrom ; The safeness of genetically modified foods is unproven / Union of Concerned Scientists ; Genetically modified crops can help end world hunger / Gregory Conko and C. S. Prakash ; Genetically modified crops will not end world hunger / Carl F. Jordan ; Cloned animals should not be used for food / Joseph Mendelson III ; Cloned animals are safe to use for food / Siobhan DeLancey, Larisa Rudenko, and John Matheson -- How should genetic engineering technology be regulated? Gene patenting should be allowed / Geoffrey M. Karny ; Gene patenting should be banned / Xavier Becerra ; Genetically modified foods should be labeled / Megan Tady ; Genetically modified foods should not be labeled / Eli Kintisch.
Subjects: Genetic engineering.; Genetic engineering;
© c2009., Greenhaven Press,
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Understanding genetics : a primer for couples and families / by Scheuerle, Angela.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Pt. 1: Basic things to know. What is a genetics doctor? ; Primer on family history ; Who is affected by genetic disease? ; DNA, chromosomes and genes -- Pt. 2: Pregnancy and pregnancy planning. Forewarned and forearmed ; When genetic disease runs in a family ; Hidden genetic risks ; Prenatal testing ; What if a test is positive? -- Pt. 3: Genetics in infancy and childhood. Abnormalities in the fetus and infant ; Abnormalities in the child ; When the problem cannot be fixed -- Pt. 4: Genetics in puberty and adolescence. When things go right ; When things go wrong--female ; When things go wrong--male ; Teenage angst -- Pt. 5: Adult genetic disease. Genetic conditions that come on later ; Genetics of common adult diseases ; Knowledge is power.
Subjects: Medical genetics;
© 2005., Praeger,
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Genetic justice : DNA data banks, criminal investigations, and civil liberties / by Krimsky, Sheldon.; Simoncelli, Tania.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 393) and index.pt. I. DNA in law enforcement: history, applications, and expansion : Forensic DNA analysis ; The network of U.S. DNA data banks ; Community DNA dragnets ; Familial DNA searches ; Forensic DNA phenotyping ; Surreptitious biological sampling ; Exonerations: when the DNA doesn't match ; The illusory appeal of a universal DNA data bank -- pt. II. Comparative systems: forensic DNA in five nations : The United Kingdom: paving the way in forensic DNA ; Japan's forensic DNA data bank: a call for reform -- Australia: a quest for uniformity in DNA data banking ; Germany: from eugenics to forensics ; Italy: a data bank in search of a law -- pt. III. Critical perspectives: balancing personal liberty, social equity, and security : Privacy and genetic surveillance ; Racial disparities in DNA data banking ; Fallibility in DNA identification ; The efficacy of DNA data banks: a case of diminishing returns ; Toward a vision of justice: principles for responsible uses of DNA in law enforcement -- Appendix: A comparison of DNA databases in six nations.National DNA databanks were initially established to catalogue the identities of violent criminals and sex offenders. However, since the mid-1990s, forensic DNA databanks have expanded in some states and nations to include all people who have been arrested, regardless of whether they've been charged or convicted of a crime. The public is largely unaware of these changes and the advances in biotechnology and forensic DNA science that have made them possible, but we are beginning to realize that the unfettered collection of DNA profiles from innocent citizens has compromised our basic freedoms and rights. Two prominent advisors on medical ethics, science policy, and civil liberties take a hard look at how the United States, Australia, Japan, and European countries have balanced the use of DNA data banks in criminal justice with the privacy rights of their citizenry. Sheldon Krimsky and Tania Simoncelli analyze the constitutional, ethical, and sociopolitical implications of expanded DNA collection in the United States and compare these findings to trends in other locations. They examine the development of legal precedent for taking DNA from juveniles, searching DNA databases for possible family members of suspects, conducting "DNA dragnets" of large local populations, and the warrantless acquisition by police of so-called abandoned DNA as they search for suspects. Most intriguing, Krimsky and Simoncelli explode the myth that DNA profiling is infallible, which has profound implications for criminal justice.--Book jacket.
Subjects: Criminal investigation; DNA data banks; Evidence, Criminal;
© 2011., Columbia University Press,
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Genetics & your health : a guide for the 21st century family / by Alford, Raye Lynn,1962-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-254) and index.
Subjects: Medical genetics--Popular works.; Human genetics--Popular works.;
© c1999., Medford Press,
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The plan : eliminate the surprising "healthy" foods that are making you fat-- and lose weight fast / by Recitas, Lyn-Genet.;
Part one. Unlocking the weight gain mystery. What's going wrong ; The plan to right what's going wrong -- Part two. The plan for weight loss and health. Prepping for the plan ; Phase one: the three-day cleanse ; Phase two: the testing phase -- Part three. The plan for life. Phase three: testing on your own ; The plan lifestyle -- Part four. The plan recipes -- Part five. Additional plan material. Spring menu ; Thyroid menu ; The five-day self-test.A practitioner of holistic medicine offers a twenty-day program to help overweight people determine their unique body chemistry and identify the supposedly healthy "trigger" foods that cause a toxic reaction and, in turn, numerous health problems.
Subjects: Weight loss; Body weight; Nutrition;
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Genetically modified planet : environmental impacts of genetically engineered plants / by Stewart, C. Neal.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-236).Introduction : catastrophic calamities and clucking cacophonies -- Crops and weeds : it's hard to be a wild thing when you're domesticated -- Plant biotechnology : the magic of making GM plants -- Gene flow : it's a weed, it's a transgene, it's Superweed! -- Contamination : transgenes in Mexican corn? -- Killer corn : monarch butterfly exterminators? -- Better living through biology : not killing the good insects by accident -- Bt resistance management : getting off the treadmill -- Swap meet from heck : trading sequences between viruses and transgenes -- Superweeds revisited : tall stacks of transgenes and waffling gene flow -- Green and Greener : environmentalism, agriculture, and GM plants -- Futurama : Greenetic engineering for a greener tomorrow -- Conclusion : out of right field and into home.
Subjects: Transgenic plants.; Plant genetic engineering.; Transgenic plants; Plant genetic engineering;
© 2004., Oxford University Press,
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Genes : a very short introduction / by Slack, J. M. W.(Jonathan Michael Wyndham),1949-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-115) and index.1. Genes before 1944 -- 2. Genes as DNA -- 3. Mutations and gene variants -- 4. Genes as markers -- 5. Genes of small effect -- 6. Genes in evolution -- Conclusion: the varied concepts of the gene.Explores the discovery, nature, and role of genes in evolution and development.
Subjects: Genes.; Genetic Phenomena.; Genes.;
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