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Genetic explanations : sense and nonsense / edited by Sheldon Krimsky, Jeremy Gruber.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2013
Imprint:
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013.
Format:
  • Book
  • xi, 368 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [353]-354) and index.
Contents:
  • The mismeasure of the gene / Ruth Hubbard
  • Evolution is not mainly a matter of genes / Stuart Newman
  • Genes as difference makers / Evelyn Fox Keller
  • Big B, little b : myth #1 is that Mendelian genes actually exist / David S. Moore
  • The myth of the machine organism / Stephen L. Talbott
  • Some problems with genetic horoscopes / Eva Jablonka
  • Cancer genes : the vestigial remains of a fallen theory / Carlos Sonnenschein and Ana M. Soto
  • The fruitless search for genes in psychiatry and psychology : time to reexamine a paradigm / Jay Joseph and Carl Ratner
  • Assessing genes as causes of human disease in a multi-causal world / Carl Cranor
  • Autism : from static genetic brain defect to dynamic gene-environment-modulated pathophysiology / Martha Herbert
  • The prospects of personalized medicine / David Jones
  • The persistent influence of failed scientific ideas / Jon Beckwith
  • Map your own genes! the DNA experience / Susan Lindee
  • Creating a "better baby" : the role of genetics in contemporary reproductive practices / Shirley Shalev
  • Forensic DNA evidence : the myth of infallibility / William C. Thompson
  • Nurturing nature : how parental care changes genes / Mae-Wan Ho.
Contributor:
Krimsky, Sheldon.
Gruber, Jeremy.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780674064461
0674064461
9780674067769
0674067762

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