Genetics From Laboratory To Society: Societal Learning as an Alternative to Regulation by Gerard De Vries

Genetics From Laboratory To Society: Societal Learning as an Alternative to Regulation

EditorGerard De Vries

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The past decades have seen a rapid development and increasing development of genetic tests. This development will have a major social, political and ethical impact on society.

Genetics from Laboratory to Society details practices of genetic testing and discusses its future role for insurance and the workplace. By tracing the work of medical professionals, but also clients, their family-members, insurance companies, employers, unions and government involved, the book shows how due to the introduction of genetic testing responsibilities are redistributed.

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Gerard De Vries is a Professor of Philosophy of Science, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  Klasien Horstman is a Professor in Philosophy and Ethics of Bioengineering, Technical University, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
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Title:Genetics From Laboratory To Society: Societal Learning as an Alternative to RegulationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:December 4, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230005357

ISBN - 13:9780230005358

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Unknown Practice of Predictive Genetic Tests--G.de Vries * Constructing Results in Prenatal Diagnosis--How Professionals Anticipate Parental Decisions--M.van Zwieten * Genetic Diagnosis for Hereditary Breast Cancer - Displaing Uncertainties and Responsibilities--M.Boenink * Lifestyle, Genes and Cholesterol - A New Arena for Conflict Over Responsibilities and Solidarity--K.Horstman * Screening for Familiar Hypercholesteromia - An Escape from Family-Fate?--K.Horstman & C.Smand * Genetics and Insurance. The Effects of Legislation--I.van Hoyweghen * Work, Health and Genetics - Risks, Rules and Individual Responsibility--R.Benschop & G.de Vries * Why Not Use Genetic Testing in Occupational Health? - The Limits of the Protection Paradigm at the Work Place--R.Vos * Conclusion: How To Learn From The Work That Binds Laboratory and Society--G.de Vries & K.Horstman * References * Index