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The Troubled Dream of Genetic Medicine

Ethnicity and Innovation in Tay-Sachs, Cystic Fibrosis, and Sickle Cell Disease

The Troubled Dream of Genetic Medicine( )
Author: Wailoo, Keith
Pemberton, Stephen
Publication Date:Mar 2008
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:AUD $49.95
Book Description:

Why do racial and ethnic controversies become attached, as they often do, to discussions of modern genetics? How do theories about genetic difference become entangled with political debates about cultural and group differences in America? Such issues are a conspicuous part of the histories of three hereditary diseases: Tay-Sachs, commonly identified with Jewish Americans; cystic fibrosis, often labeled a "Caucasian" disease; and sickle cell disease, widely associated with African...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Medical / Genetics
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / General
Medical / Hematology
Medical / Health Care Delivery
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.7 x 20.32 cm

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