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

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

By: Roderick A. Macdonald (editor), Louis Maheu (editor)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Louis Maheu is an emeritus professor of sociology at Universite de Montreal. Roderick A. Macdonald is F.R. Scott Professor of Constitutional and Public Law at McGill University.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773538139
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9780773538139
  • ISBN10: 0773538135

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