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Human Genome News, January-June 1997; 8:(3-4)


Exploring Public Policy Issues in Genetics, a 224-page paperback book edited by Mark Frankel (American Association for the Advancement of Science), is a compilation of presentations and resource material prepared for the AAAS Congressional Seminar Series on the Human Genome Project. Funded in part by the DOE Human Genome Program, the seminars were held in May and June of 1996.

Material in the book is organized into seven sections: Introduction; Scope of the Human Genome Project; Patenting Our Genes; Privacy, Confidentiality, and Genetic Information; Genetics and Behavior; Resources; and Seminar Speakers.

Individual copies: Kamla Butaney; Directorate for Science and Policy; AAAS; 1200 New York Ave. NW; Washington, DC 20005 (202/326-6792).

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