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The ‘new genetics’ meets the old underclass: findings from a study of genetic outreach services in rural Kentucky

Kelly, Susan E. (2005) The ‘new genetics’ meets the old underclass: findings from a study of genetic outreach services in rural Kentucky In, Bunton, Robin and Petersen, Alan (eds.) Genetic Governance: Health, Risk and Ethics in the Biotech Era. London, Routledge pp. 137-151.

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Ethical and practical issues around genetic research are of major international concern, both in academia and in the public domain. Questions concerning what interventions are possible and appropriate with the increasing amount of genetic information available; challenge our understandings of ourselves, our health and wellbeing, and the role of medical ethics, public health, surveillance and risk. However there has been little reflection on the socio-political effects of this new genetic knowledge and the changes in practice that are currently impacting on our lives.
Containing contributions from key international researchers, this book examines the broader issues of genetic debates and looks at how prediction and risk assessment is being changed in the arenas of health, medicine and reproduction, bringing new insight on the dangers of surveillance, regulation and increased inequality. Developed out of the Taylor and Francis journal Critical Public Health, of which Robin Bunton is the editor, the book considers the implications of developments in genetics for contemporary liberal governance, as well as for the future of healthcare and public health.

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Published date: 2005


Local EPrints ID: 42781
ISBN: 0415354064
PURE UUID: ad195c60-ace8-4e53-87ed-90a8e7e4a638

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Date deposited: 23 Jan 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:20

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Author: Susan E. Kelly
Editor: Robin Bunton
Editor: Alan Petersen

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