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A welcome contribution, Genetic Explanations will be a valuable resource for those seeking to sort exaggerated claims about genetic causation from solid scientific achievements. -- Troy Duster, author of Backdoor to Eugenics Important and optimistic, Genetic Explanations clears the way for an open discourse on human identity in the age of DNA, clearly demonstrating the many ways in which the information in our DNA interacts with our experience over the course of a lifetime. -- Robert Pollack, Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of the Center for the Study of Science and Religion, Columbia University

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Sheldon Krimsky is Professor of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning in the School of Arts and Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Public Health & Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at Tufts University. Jeremy Gruber is President and Executive Director of the Council for Responsible Genetics. Jon Beckwith is American Cancer Society Research Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School. Carl F. Cranor is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Faculty Member of the Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program at the University of California, Riverside. David S. Jones, Ph.D., M.D., is A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine in the Department of the History of Science, Harvard University. Evelyn Fox Keller is Professor Emerita of History and Philosophy of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and numerous honorary degrees. M. Susan Lindee is Janice and Julian Bers Professor of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. A Guggenheim Fellow, she is the author of Suffering Made Real: American Science and the Survivors at Hiroshima and Moments of Truth in Genetic Medicine and coauthor of The DNA Mystique: The Gene as a Cultural Icon.

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A welcome contribution, Genetic Explanations will be a valuable resource for those seeking to sort exaggerated claims about genetic causation from solid scientific achievements. -- Troy Duster, author of Backdoor to Eugenics
Important and optimistic, Genetic Explanations clears the way for an open discourse on human identity in the age of DNA, clearly demonstrating the many ways in which the information in our DNA interacts with our experience over the course of a lifetime. -- Robert Pollack, Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of the Center for the Study of Science and Religion, Columbia University

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