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Genes, Cells and Brains Hilary Rose

Genes, Cells and Brains By Hilary Rose

Genes, Cells and Brains by Hilary Rose

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Dissecting the hype from the frontiers of bioethics, genomics and neuroscience.

Genes, Cells and Brains Summary

Genes, Cells and Brains: The Promethean Promises of the New Biology by Hilary Rose

Our fates lie in our genes and not in the stars, said James Watson, co-discoverer 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 miraculous cures and radical new ways of understanding who we are. But where is the new world we were promised?

Now updated with a new afterword, Genes, Cells and Brains asks why the promised cornucopia of health benefits has failed to emerge and reveals the questionable enterprise that has grown out of bioethics. The authors, feminist sociologist Hilary Rose and neuroscientist Steven Rose, examine the establishment of biobanks, the rivalries between public and private gene sequencers, and the rise of stem cell research. The human body is becoming a commodity, and the unfulfilled promises of the science behind this revolution suggest profound failings in genomics itself.

Genes, Cells and Brains Reviews

"This fascinating, lucid and angry book by the sociologist Hilary Rose and the neurobiologist Steven Rose (they are married) boasts abundant targets and a lethally impressive hit ratio." - Steven Poole, Guardian "On my must-read list!" - Margaret Atwood "Genes, Cells and Brains is an angry book. It is also an important one...contains wonderful descriptions of the science behind the new biology." - Time Literary Supplement "Clear and engaging... a testament to the power of the Roses' writing and their perceptive understanding of the relation between science and society." - Lancet "A scathing account of the failure of recent projects in biology to provide significant new knowledge...the Roses provide thought-provoking and interesting contrasts to the secular, neoliberal view that predominates at present." - Nature

About Hilary Rose

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.

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Genes, Cells and Brains: The Promethean Promises of the New Biology by Hilary Rose
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