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Challenging Genetic Determinism : New Perspectives on the Gene in Its Multiple Environments, Paperback / softback Book

Challenging Genetic Determinism : New Perspectives on the Gene in Its Multiple Environments Paperback / softback

Edited by Louis Maheu, Roderick A. Macdonald

Description

Advances in genetic research have captured the attention of the media and the public through reports about genetically caused diseases and behaviours.

However, all too often the coverage of scientists' innovations has implied that genetic factors alone are responsible for effects ranging from personality and sexual preferences to morbid obesity and intellectual disabilities.

Challenging Genetic Determinism argues that hypotheses cannot be based solely on genetic factors but must take into account the context in which these factors occur.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 344 pages, 3 tables
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Illness & addiction: social aspects
  • ISBN: 9780773538139