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Genetics: A Handbook for Lawyers, second edition.

Genetics: A Handbook for Lawyers, second edition

A. Jamie Cuticchia

American Bar Association

321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610

9781641050340, $130.00, PB, 241pp,

Synopsis: Since the discovery of heredity more than 150 years ago, developments in the science of genetics have increased exponentially. The use of DNA in 1986 was arguably the most significant advancement in forensics since the use of fingerprints.

Now in a fully updated second edition, "Genetics: A Handbook for Lawyers" by Jamie Cuticchia (who has more than 25 years of experience in biomedical research) explores the implications of recent discoveries in the field of genetics, with easily understandable discussions of the science and its application in real cases.

Cuticchia walks attorneys through everything they need to know, whether they are a litigator, family or health lawyer, patent attorney, or law student.

"Genetics: A Handbook for Lawyers" includes: Molecular Biology; History of Genetics; Cutting Edge Technology and Evidentiary Value Role of Genetics in Health; Forensic Collection and Analysis of DNA; Paternity Testing; Consumer Genetics; Computational Tools to Validate Data; Ethical Issues; Discrimination; Malpractice; Intellectual Property; and Explaining Genetic Issues to a Jury.

The information contained in this invaluable and thoroughly 'user friendly' reference book will better enable the law practitioner to be learned in the discipline, point out relevant and interesting legal issues to clients and the court, and help expert witnesses be as clear and effective as possible.

"Genetics: A Handbook for Lawyers" is heavily annotated, through citations to statutes, case law, and scientific discoveries, for those wishing to explore a topic more deeply.

Critique: The science of genetics can directly affect the outcome of a court case, making "Genetics: A Handbook for Lawyers" absolutely invaluable. Enhanced with the inclusion of a six page Glossary and a twelve page Index, this new edition of "Genetics: A Handbook for Lawyers" is an ideal and unreservedly recommended addition to law firm, community, college, and university library judicial instructional reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists.

Able Greenspan


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Date:May 1, 2018
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