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The Troubled Helix: Social and Psychological Implications of the New Human Genetics
  1. Anneke Lucassen
  1. Consultant in Clinical Genetics and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Oxford and Imperial Cancer Research Fund

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    Edited by Theresa Marteau and Martin Richards, Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, 1999, 359 pages, £18.95/US$29.95 (pb).

    This excellent compilation of essays covers a broad range of genetic topics and is a must for anyone interested in the ethical, social, legal, and historical perspectives of human genetics. This is not a new edition but a paperback version of the 1996 edition. The book begins with a section on “the voices of family members whose lives have been deeply touched by genetic disease”. There are ten very moving accounts of individuals' experiences of a range of different …

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