Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in America. By Alexandra Minna Stern. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012. 248 pages. Paperback. $25.00.
The Humanity of Genetics Practices
Article first published online: 9 JAN 2014
© 2014 by The Hastings Center
Hastings Center Report
Volume 44, Issue 1, pages 44–45, January-February 2014
How to Cite
Hoffmaster, B. (2014), The Humanity of Genetics Practices. Hastings Center Report, 44: 44–45. doi: 10.1002/hast.256
Ethical Problems and Genetics Practice. By Michael Parker. Cambridge University Press, 2013. 182 pages. Paperback. $29.99.
- Issue published online: 9 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 9 JAN 2014
Read together, historian Alexandra Minna Stern's Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in America and bioethicist Michael Parker's Ethical Problems and Genetics Practice convey a rich understanding of genetic practices and their implicit moralities. The books are methodologically similar in that both authors examine genetics practices empirically, and the resulting perspectives are complementary, Stern's from outside genetics practices and Parker's from inside.