The Politics of Hope--Dreaming in a Genomic Age

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Science  29 Sep 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5795, pp. 1889-1890
DOI: 10.1126/science.1132060

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The Troubled Dream of Genetic Medicine. Ethnicity and Innovation in Tay-Sachs, Cystic Fibrosis, and Sickle Cell Disease. By Keith Wailoo and Stephen Pemberton. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 2006. 259 pp. $60, £40. ISBN 0-8018-8325-3. Paper, $21.95, £14.50. ISBN 0-8018-8326-1.

The authors explore how "racial ideologies, cultural politics, and conflicting beliefs about the power of genetics shape disparate health care expectations and experiences."