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

JAMWA Genetics Issue

The Winter 1997 issue of Journal of the American Medical Women's Association (JAMWA) is devoted to genetics and women's health. The issue includes articles on the Human Genome Project from NIH and DOE perspectives, clinical molecular genetic testing, genetic identification of children of the disappeared in Argentina, and genetic-susceptibility testing for breast and ovarian cancer. Other articles are on communicating about chromosomes, genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis, women's ethics in genetics, deficiencies in obtaining consent for genetic testing, genetic discrimination and health insurance, and the revival of eugenics in American popular culture.

Authors include Francis Collins and Leslie Fink [both at NIH National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)], Ari Patrinos and Daniel Drell (both of the DOE Human Genome Program), Linda Brzustowicz (Rutgers University) and Bernice Allitto (Genzyme Genetics), Victor Penchaszadeh (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Barbara Bowles Biesecker and Lawrence Brody (both at NHGRI), Rayna Rapp (New School for Social Research), Diana Punales-Morejon (Beth Israel Medical Center), Dorothy Wertz (Shriver Center), Lori Andrews (Chicago-Kent College of Law), Karen Rothenberg (University of Maryland School of Law), and Dorothy Nelkin (New York University) and Susan Lindee (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia).

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