The Resource The Moral, Social, and Commercial Imperatives of Genetic Testing and Screening : The Australian Case, edited by Michela Betta, (electronic resource)

The Moral, Social, and Commercial Imperatives of Genetic Testing and Screening : The Australian Case, edited by Michela Betta, (electronic resource)

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The Moral, Social, and Commercial Imperatives of Genetic Testing and Screening : The Australian Case
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The Moral, Social, and Commercial Imperatives of Genetic Testing and Screening
Title remainder
The Australian Case
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edited by Michela Betta
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eng
Summary
This is a dynamic book that successfully combines global and local thinking with regard to an emerging technology that will contribute to the expansion of proteomics and pharmacogenomics, the science of tailored healthcare and treatments. Genetic testing and screening will change the way people understand health, diagnostic knowledge, illness but also crime, databases and private information, paternity, and self-knowledge. In addition to giving individuals the opportunity to think differently about their well-being, it installs a new taxonomy in terms of illness, because its probabilistic effects will introduce a new narrative in the health discourse of 21st century society. While in the past people could be classified as being healthy or sick, now, through genetic testing and screening, adults can be classified as being healthy, predisposed to an illness, probably at risk, at risk, or carriers of certain risks. The effects of this taxonomy do not remain confined to the individual who is tested but extends to an entire family, as genetic knowledge is family knowledge. But the technology of genetic testing and screening installs a second dramatic register in the prenatal phase when cells and embryos are tested and subsequently altered in order to hit targets of perfection. However, this technology can also be seen as a strategy for the acquisition of new knowledge about oneself, as it instigates a different attitude towards ourselves in a scenario in which the notion of life as a singular noun is seriously questioned by cultural practices that make it necessary to speak of forms of life. The complexity of the Self resulting from this epistemological shift evoke the ancient Greco-roman practices of the care of the self leading to self-knowledge. Genetic testing and screening could therefore be understood as a form of self-quest, and attempt to discover what we are beyond our wishes and desires - beyond what we would like to be
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Betta, Michela
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R-RZ
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non fiction
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International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine,
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30
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  • Medicine
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy, modern
  • Criminal Law
  • Biomedicine
  • Biomedicine general
  • Ethics
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Criminal Law
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The Moral, Social, and Commercial Imperatives of Genetic Testing and Screening : The Australian Case, edited by Michela Betta, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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Contents
Positioning -- From Destiny to Freedom? On Human Nature and Liberal Eugenics in the Age of Genetic Manipulation -- Diagnostic Knowledge in the Genetic Economy and Commerce -- The Australian Case -- Body Talk: Genetic Screening as a Device of Crime Regulation -- Genetic Testing and Human Genetic Databases -- The Imperative of the "New Genetics": Challenges for Ethics, Law, and Social Policy -- Insurance and Genetics: Regulating a Private Market in the Public Interest -- The Social Imperative for Community Genetic Screening: An Australian Perspective -- Genetically Transformed Healthcare: Healthy Children and Parents -- The Australian Law Reform Inquiry into Genetic Commission Testing - A Worker's Perspective -- Genetic Information and the Australian Labour Movement -- Protecting the Vulnerable: Genetic Testing and Screening for Parentage, Immigration, and Aboriginality -- Essentially Whose? Genetic Testing and the Ownership of Genetic Information -- Future Perspective -- Self-Knowledge and Self-Care in the Age of Genetic Manipulation -- Conclusion -- Conclusion
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unknown
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XV, 268 p.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9781402046193
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-1-4020-4619-3
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4020-4619-3
Label
The Moral, Social, and Commercial Imperatives of Genetic Testing and Screening : The Australian Case, edited by Michela Betta, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Positioning -- From Destiny to Freedom? On Human Nature and Liberal Eugenics in the Age of Genetic Manipulation -- Diagnostic Knowledge in the Genetic Economy and Commerce -- The Australian Case -- Body Talk: Genetic Screening as a Device of Crime Regulation -- Genetic Testing and Human Genetic Databases -- The Imperative of the "New Genetics": Challenges for Ethics, Law, and Social Policy -- Insurance and Genetics: Regulating a Private Market in the Public Interest -- The Social Imperative for Community Genetic Screening: An Australian Perspective -- Genetically Transformed Healthcare: Healthy Children and Parents -- The Australian Law Reform Inquiry into Genetic Commission Testing - A Worker's Perspective -- Genetic Information and the Australian Labour Movement -- Protecting the Vulnerable: Genetic Testing and Screening for Parentage, Immigration, and Aboriginality -- Essentially Whose? Genetic Testing and the Ownership of Genetic Information -- Future Perspective -- Self-Knowledge and Self-Care in the Age of Genetic Manipulation -- Conclusion -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XV, 268 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781402046193
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4020-4619-3
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-4020-4619-3

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