Contributors. About This Book.
Part I: POSITIONING. 1. From Freedom to Destiny? On Human Nature and Liberal Eugenics in the Age of Genetic Manipulation; M. Betta. 2. Diagnostic Knowledge in the Genetic Economy and Commerce; M. Betta.
Part II: THE AUSTRALIAN CASE. 3. Body Talk: Genetic Screening as a Device of Crime Regulation; R. Hil, R. Hindmarsh. 4. Genetic Testing and Human Genetic Databases; A.H. Gesche. 5. The Imperative of the 'New Genetics': Challenge for Ethics, Law and Social Policy; D. Weisbrot. 6. Insurance and Genetics: Regulating a Private Market in the Public Interest; D. Weisbrot, B. Opeskin. 7. The Social Imperative for Community Genetic Screening: An Australian Perspective; M.A. Aitken, S. Metcalfe. 8. Genetically Transformed Healthcare: Healthy Children and Parents; E. Palombo, M. Bhave. 9. The Australian Unions and the Inquiry into Genetic Testing in the Workplace; S. Pennicuik. 10. Genetic Information and the Australian Labour Movement; S. Jamieson. 11. Protecting the Vulnerable: Genetic Testing and Screening for Parentage, Immigration and Aboriginality; A.H. Gesche. 12. Essentially Whose? Genetic Testing and the Ownership of Genetic Information; L. Turney.
Part III: FUTURE PERSPECTIVE. 13. Self-Knowledge and Self-Care in the Age of Genetic Manipulation; M. Betta.
Part IV: CONCLUSION.
In the past people were classified as being healthy or sick. With genetic testing and screening, adults might be healthy, predisposed to an illness, probably at risk, at risk, or carriers of certain risks. Genetic testing and screening hits another dramatic note when cells and embryos are tested and subsequently altered to hit targets of perfection. This insightful book combines theory and social practice, drawing on a range of disciplines and presenting contrasting viewpoints.
A successful combination of theory and social practice
Insightful and informative
Describing different fields of knowledge
Presenting contrasting viewpoints
Offering a global and local perspective