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    DescriptionOur fates lie in our genes and not in the stars, said James Watson, codiscoverer of the structure of DNA. But Watson could not have predicted the scale of the industry now dedicated to this new frontier. Since the launch of the multibillion-dollar Human Genome Project, the biosciences have promised miracle cures and radical new ways of understanding who we are. But where is the new world we were promised? In Genes, Cells, and Brains, feminist sociologist Hilary Rose and neuroscientist Steven Rose take on the bioscience industry and its claims. Examining the rivalries between public and private sequencers, the establishment of biobanks, and the rise of stem cell research, they ask why the promised cornucopia of health benefits has failed to emerge. Has bioethics simply become an enterprise? As bodies become increasingly commodified, perhaps the failure to deliver on these promises lies in genomics itself.


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    Title
    Genes, Cells and Brains
    Subtitle
    Bioscience's Promethean Promises
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hilary Rose, By (author) Steven Rose
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844678815
    ISBN 10: 1844678814
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 572.86
    Libri: ENGM4500
    BISAC V2.8: SCI029000
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    B&T Approval Code: A50090000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI010000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16780
    Libri: GENT1500, P0041883, TECH7542
    BISAC V2.8: SCI017000
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    DC22: 572.8/6
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    B&T Approval Code: M60010200
    Libri: BIOT5000, P0039610, TECH7512
    DC23: 576.5
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QH438.7 .R67 2012
    Publisher
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    16 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    HILARY ROSE is Emerita Professor at Bradford University and Visiting Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. STEVEN ROSE is Emeritus Professor of Life Sciences at the Open University. Long active in the politics of sciences, their joint books include Science and Society and Alas Poor Darwin.
    Review quote
    Praise for Alas Poor Darwin: "A joy to read." Sunday Times; "Bracing and fun - one of the most heartening spectacles in contemporary intellectual life." New Statesman. Praise for Steven Rose: "Steven Rose is an excellent antidote to the 'gene-centered' view of behaviour that predominates in popular views of science. Lucid, entertaining, accurate and, above all, profoundly right!" New Scientist; "Astonishingly articulate - [with] the most extraordinary energy." Patrick Bateson, King's College, Cambridge. Praise for Hilary Rose: "Hilary Rose makes original contributions to contemporary feminist critiques of science." The Women's Review of Books.