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Getting Their Organ

Nathaniel Comfort

in The Science of Human Perfection: How Genes Became the Heart of American Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169911
eISBN:
9780300188875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169911.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter argues that Victor McKusik was not the founder of medical genetics, but was rather a mere guide of the discipline as it transcended into becoming molecular genetics and genomics. The ... More


The Science of Human Perfection: How Genes Became the Heart of American Medicine

Nathaniel Comfort

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169911
eISBN:
9780300188875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169911.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Almost daily we hear news stories, advertisements, and scientific reports that promise genetic medicine will make us live longer, enable doctors to identify and treat diseases before they start, and ... More


A Germ Theory of Genes

Nathaniel Comfort

in The Science of Human Perfection: How Genes Became the Heart of American Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169911
eISBN:
9780300188875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169911.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter argues that with false starts and sometimes misguided efforts, academic genetics became integrated with general medicine. The chasm separating the two disciplines was closed by means of ... More


Medical and public health strategies for ensuring the quality of genetic testing

Michael S. Watson

in Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century: Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195128307
eISBN:
9780199864485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Over the past ten to fifteen years, significant changes have made medical genetics among the most exciting and rapidly evolving areas of medicine. This chapter discusses the issues facing this field, ... More


Trust in the Trenches: Developing the Patient-Physician Dyad in Medical Genetics

Susan P. Pauker

in The Trust Crisis in Healthcare: Causes, Consequences, and Cures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195176360
eISBN:
9780199865598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176360.003.14
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Genetic medicine is unique in that it involves the patient, living and deceased relatives, and future generations. Because of this complexity, medical genetics can bring patients and doctors face to ... More


Biological or Social: Allelic Variation and the Making of Race in Single Nucleotide Polymorphism-Based Research

Michael J. Montoya

in Making the Mexican Diabetic: Race, Science, and the Genetics of Inequality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267305
eISBN:
9780520949003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267305.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that neither race nor ethnicity account for the ethnoracial classificatory iterations found in genetic epidemiological research. It problematizes the simplistic race/no-race ... More


The Galton-Garrod Society

Nathaniel Comfort

in The Science of Human Perfection: How Genes Became the Heart of American Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169911
eISBN:
9780300188875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169911.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses the history of the Galton-Garrod society, a journal club started by four researchers at the Johns Hopkins University in 1950. This journal club was an interdisciplinary one; as ... More


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