The Drama of DNA: Narrative Genomics

Title

The Drama of DNA: Narrative Genomics

Description

Through the use of dramatic narratives, The Drama of DNA brings to life the complexities raised by the application of genomic technologies to health care and diagnosis. This creative, pedagogical approach shines a unique light on the ethical, psychosocial, and policy challenges that emerge as comprehensive sequencing of the human genome transitions from research to clinical medicine. Narrative genomics aims to enhance understanding of how we evaluate, process, and share genomic information, and to cultivate a deeper appreciation for difficult decisions encountered by health care professionals, bioethicists, families, and society as this technology reaches the bedside.

This innovative book includes both original genomic plays and theatrical excerpts that illuminate the implications of genomic information and emerging technologies for physicians, scientists, counselors, patients, blood relatives, and society. In addition to the plays, the authors provide an analytical foundation to frame the many challenges that often arise.

ISBN

9780199309351

Publication Date

4-8-2014

Publisher

Oxford University Press

City

New York

Keywords

human genome, genetics

Disciplines

Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Medical Genetics

The Drama of DNA: Narrative Genomics

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