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Human Genome News, September 1994; 6(3):6
On the New Frontiers of Genetics and Religion by J. Robert Nelson (Texas Medical Center, Houston) draws on the work of 260 scientific, medical, and religious professionals who met in 1990 and 1992 under the auspices of the Human Genome Project to discuss genetic research and related issues. The author explores such topics as genetic counseling, prenatal diagnosis, treatment of inherited disease, special genetic concerns of women, and the temptations to seek eugenic improvement of human nature and capabilities. Religious critiques by leading experts from Jewish, Christian, and other traditions explain the possibilities for good and the dangers of abuse in human genetic science. Paper, 215 pp. 1994.
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