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Books, Manuals, and Reports

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science. Benchmarks for Science Literacy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
  • Barker, Penelope. Genetics and Society. New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1995.
  • Cook-Deegan, Robert. The Gene Wars: Science, Politics, and the Human Genome. New York: Norton, 1995.
  • Cooper, Necia Grant, ed. The Human Genome Project. Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos Science, No. 20, 1992.
  • Cutter, Mary Ann G., et al. Mapping and Sequencing the Human Genome: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy. Colorado Springs, CO: BSCS and the American Medical Association, 1992.
  • Davis, Joel. Mapping the Code: The Human Genome Project and the Choices of Modern Science. New York: John Wiley &Sons, Inc., 1990.
  • Department of Energy. Primer on Molecular Genetics. (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Research and Office of Environmental Research, 1992.
  • Drlica, Karl A. Double-Edged Sword: The Promises and Risks of the Genetic Revolution. Helix/Addison-Wesley, 1995.
  • Dudley, William, ed. Genetic Engneering: Opposing Viewpoints. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, Inc, 1990.
  • Edeleson, Edward. Genetics and Heredity. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1990.
  • Fox, Michael W. Superpigs and Wondercorn: The Brave New World of Biotechnology...and Where It All May Lead. New York: Lyons & Burford, 1992.
  • Frankel, Mark S., and Albert Teich, eds. The Genetic Frontier: Ethics, Law, and Policy. Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1994.
  • Gallagher, Winifred. I.D.: How Heredity and Experience Make You Who You Are. New York: Random House, 1996.
  • Jones, Steve. The Language of Genes: Solving the Mysteries of Our Genetic Past, Present and Future. New York: Anchor/Doubleday, 1995.
  • Kimbrell, Andrew. The Human Body Shop: The Engineering and Marketing of Life. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1993.
  • Lyon, Jeff, and Peter Gorner. Altered Fates: Gene Therapy and the Retooling of Human Life. New York: Norton) 1995.
  • Maley, Julie A. An Ethics Casebook for Genetic Counselors. Charlottesville, VA: Center for Biomedical Ethics and Division of Medical Genetics, University of Virginia, 1994.
  • Murphy, Timothy F. and Marc A. Lappˇ. Justice and the Human Genome Project. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1994.
  • National Cancer Institute. Understanding Gene Testing. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, Publication No. 96-3905, December 1995.
  • NIH-DOE Working Group on Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Human Genome Research. Genetic Information and Health Insurance: Report of the Task Force on Genetic Information and Insurance. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, Publication No. 93-3686, 1993.
  • Thompson, Larry. Correcting the Code: Inventing the Genetic Cure for the Human Body. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994.

Magazine Articles

  • Adato, Allison. "Living Legacy: Knowing Your Medical Family Tree Can Save Your Life." LIFE Magazine, April 1995.
  • Rennie, John. "Grading the Gene Tests." Scientific American, Vol. 270, Nos. 6&7 (June and July 1994).
  • Wright, Lawrence. "Double Mystery." The New Yorker, August 7, 1995.



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