Human genetics and society yashon pdf
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BIO 315 Human Genetics Introduction to human genetics
Human Genetics and Society.
I have been active in examining both the historical and contemporary social role of genetics. The aspects that have most engaged my interest are the eugenics movement in this country at the turn of the 20th century, the field of human behavioral genetics, the implications of the new genetic and genomic techniques for genetic screening programs, and the ways in which genetics is presented to the public. I have expressed concerns that the science behind much of human behavioral genetics is weak, but that nevertheless it receives much more public attention than it warrants. Such publicity often presents a deterministic message to the public. I have been involved with a study group that discovered numerous cases where individuals had been discriminated against on the basis of a genetic test, when they were not exhibiting any signs of illness.
Written for non-science majors, it shows the importance of genetics by placing concepts within real-life contexts that you can appreciate throughout every chapter. Not just relegated to features, boxes, and the end of chapters, this book's real-world cases and intriguing questions are woven throughout the chapter narrative, vividly showing you how and why the concepts of human genetics are vital to your personal life and to society at large. Ronnee K. Yashon--a nationally known expert in teaching genetics, ethics, and the law on all levels--teaches Law and Genetics at the Experimental College of Tufts University and Boston University School of Medicine. She has a law degree and a background in teaching on the high school, undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. A genetics seminar at Ball State University in sparked her interest in law. She then applied and graduated from law school with a specialty in science and law.
Human Genetics and Society
The department is deeply committed to innovative approaches in research and teaching, and these two missions are highly intertwined., Ronnee K. Yashon--a nationally known expert in teaching genetics, ethics, and the law on all levels--teaches Law and Genetics at the Experimental College of Tufts University and Boston University School of Medicine.
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