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Health, Technology and Society

Genetics from Laboratory to Society

Societal Learning as an Alternative to Regulation

Editors: De Vries, Gerard, Horstman, K. (Eds.)

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Based on detailed studies of the actual use of genetic testing in context, this book looks at the ethical and political questions raised by the expanding role of genetic information in society. In contrast to the established perspective which focuses on individual freedom, the authors emphasize a pragmatic approach focussed on societal learning.

About the authors

RUTH BENSCHOP University of Maastricht, the Netherlands MARIANNE BOENINK University of Twente, the Netherlands KLASIEN HORSTMAN University of Maastricht, the Netherlands INE VAN HOYWEGHEN University of Maastricht, the Netherlands CARIN SMAND University of Maastricht, the Netherlands and the Dutch Transplantation Foundation REIN VOS University of Maastricht, the Netherlands GERARD DE VRIES University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Scientific Council for Government Policy, The Hague, the Netherlands MYRA C.B.VAN ZWIETEN Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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'...provides a rich understanding of the social context and complexities of genetic testing, across a range of disorders and including both micro-level, family-specific aspects of genetic testing and the social, third-party areas of insurance and employment...I recommend it highly.' - Angus J. Clarke, Human Genetics


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • The ‘Unknown’ Practice of Genetic Testing

    Pages 1-16

    Vries, Gerard

  • Constructing Results in Prenatal Diagnosis: Beyond Technological Testing and Moral Decision-Making

    Pages 17-36

    Zwieten, Myra

  • Genetic Diagnostics for Hereditary Breast Cancer: Displacement of Uncertainty and Responsibility

    Pages 37-63

    Boenink, Marianne

  • Lifestyle, Genes and Cholesterol: New Struggles about Responsibility and Solidarity

    Pages 64-89

    Horstman, Klasien

  • Detecting Familial Hypercholesterolaemia: Escaping the Family History?

    Pages 90-117

    Horstman, Klasien (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genetics from Laboratory to Society
Book Subtitle
Societal Learning as an Alternative to Regulation
Editors
  • Gerard De Vries
  • K. Horstman
Series Title
Health, Technology and Society
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59877-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230598775
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-00535-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 222
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