Wrestling with Behavioral Genetics: Science, Ethics, and Public Conversation.0801882249
Wrestling with behavioral genetics behavioral genetics
The study of the genetic underpinnings of behavioral phenotypes such as eating or mating activity, substance abuse, social attitudes, violence, and mental abilities. ; science, ethics, and public conversation.
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Is there a gene for every human behavior or trait? It would appear so, given recent media reports on findings about genetic factors in intelligence, shyness, and even homosexuality. This may sound like good news, as researchers work to find genetic cures for debilitating de·bil·i·tat·ing
Causing a loss of strength or energy.
Weakening, or reducing the strength of.
Mentioned in: Stress Reduction conditions. However, as proven in the horror that became the eugenics eugenics (yjĕn`ĭks), study of human genetics and of methods to improve the inherited characteristics, physical and mental, of the human race. movement in the last century, naming a gene as responsible for complex behaviors and conditions easily leads to falsely linking unwanted behaviors to marginalized people. In this collection of articles by geneticists This is a list of people who have made notable contributions to genetics. The growth and development of genetics represents the work of many people. This list of geneticists is therefore by no means complete. Contributors of great distinction to genetics are not yet on the list. , humanists, scientists, lawyers and journalists explore the ethical and social implications of behavioral geneticists, including such topics as behavior as nature and nurture, the agenda of human behavioral genetics, the promises and risks of using genetics to attempt to understand human behavior, social construction and the medical field, causes of links between race and violence, criminal behavior, equality, moral responsibility, and the significance of difference. Closing essays examine public conversation about behavioral genetics, including the aforesaid Before, already said, referred to, or recited.
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