Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
The Troubled Helix

The Troubled Helix
Social and Psychological Implications of the New Human Genetics

$121.00 (G)

S. Wright, J. Madigan, J. Zatz, E. Macke, A. Macaulay, H. Hearnshaw, M. France-Dawson, A. Mottoh, P. S. Harper, M. Pembrey, S. Shiloh, S. Michie, T. Marteau, E. Anionwu, J. Green, H. Statham, A. Clarke, F. Flinter, S. Michie, D. Morgan, J. Durant, A. Hansen, M. Bauer, M. Richards, J. Wood-Harper, J. Harris, H. Bradby, C. Davison, M. Stacey, M. Richards
View all contributors
  • Date Published: March 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521586122

$ 121.00 (G)
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • The availability of increasingly sophisticated information on our genetic makeup presents individuals, and society as a whole, with difficult decisions. Although it is hoped that these advances will ultimately lead the way to the effective treatment and screening of all diseases with a genetic component, at present many individuals agonize over the knowledge that they have or will develop an incurable genetic disease. This book explores and surveys these issues from a variety of perspectives: from personal accounts of individuals coping with the threat of genetic disease, to those of clinicians and scientists, and those concerned with the psychosocial, legal and ethical aspects.

    • A unique, multi-faceted account of the issues and dilemmas confronting doctors and their patients arising from the new human genetics
    • This highly regarded book is now available in an affordable paperback edition
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "The Troubled Helix includes many well-written and comprehensive chapters on the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of the Human Genome Project...a helpful text on the state of ESLI issues today." Dorothy Nelkin, The Lancet, North American Edition

    "...a serious attempt to present both the general reader and specialists in clinical genetics with some insights into the practical problems of the social and psychological aspects of modern human genetics....[I]t contains a lot of new and valuable information about patients' and geneticists' perceptions of genetic disease, together with some insights into the successes and difficulties of research directed at improving how we communicate. Hence it is a very timely addition to the publications on human genetics, and medical genetics in particular." D.J. Weatherall, British Medical Journal

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521586122
    • length: 380 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface. Part I. Personal Stories:
    1. Daily life and the new genetics: some personal stories 1.2 Huntington's disease S. Wright, J. Madigan, Anon.
    1.3 Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer J. Zatz, E. Macke, Anon.
    1.4 Werdnig-Hoffman's syndrome A. Macaulay, H. Hearnshaw
    1.5 Sickle cell conditions M. France-Dawson, A. Mottoh
    1.6 Personal experiences of genetic diseases: a clinical geneticists' reaction P. S. Harper
    Part II. Clinical Context:
    2. The new genetics: a user's guide M. Pembrey
    3. Decision-making in the context of genetic risk S. Shiloh
    4. Genetic counselling: some issues of theory and practice S. Michie and T. Marteau
    5. Evaluating carrier testing: objectives and outcomes T. Marteau and E. Anionwu
    6. Psychosocial aspects of prenatal screening and diagnosis J. Green and H. Statham
    7. The genetic testing of children: a clinical perspective A. Clarke and F. Flinter
    8. Predictive genetic testing in children: paternalism or empiricism? S. Michie
    Part III. Social Context:
    9. The troubled helix: legal aspects of the new genetics D. Morgan
    10. Human pedigree and the 'best stock': from eugenics to genetics? J. Durant, A. Hansen and M. Bauer
    12. Families, kinship and genetics M. Richards
    13. Ethics of human genome analysis: some virtues and vices J. Wood-Harper and J. Harris
    14. Genetics and racism H. Bradby
    15. Predictive genetics: the cultural implications of supplying probable futures C. Davison
    16. The new genetics: a feminist view M. Stacey
    17. Afterword M. Richards and T. Marteau
    Index.

  • Editors

    Theresa Marteau, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas's, London

    Martin Richards

    Contributors

    S. Wright, J. Madigan, J. Zatz, E. Macke, A. Macaulay, H. Hearnshaw, M. France-Dawson, A. Mottoh, P. S. Harper, M. Pembrey, S. Shiloh, S. Michie, T. Marteau, E. Anionwu, J. Green, H. Statham, A. Clarke, F. Flinter, S. Michie, D. Morgan, J. Durant, A. Hansen, M. Bauer, M. Richards, J. Wood-Harper, J. Harris, H. Bradby, C. Davison, M. Stacey, M. Richards

related journals

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×