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Politics in the Laboratory
The Constitution of Human Genomics
Ira H. Carmen

Is human political behavior coded in our genes?
Can politics safely guide genomics research?

Ira Carmen seeks a fusion of experimental biological research and political science research as he explores the important and controversial realm of human genomics. Politics in the Laboratory takes a close look at the ethical, legal, social, constitutional, and political implications of modern biological research. It addresses both biopolicy issues and basic science—including cloning, embryonic stem cell investigations, and experimentation involving the human germline—from the perspective of a political scientist.

"A thoughtful, intriguing, and provocative analysis that should be widely read by decision-makers, biopolicy analysts, biologists, and social scientists—especially political scientists."—Gary R. Johnson, former editor of Politics and the Life Sciences

Ira H. Carmen is professor of political science at the University of Illinois at Urba­Champaign. From 1990 to 1994 he served as a member of the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee, the federal governmental agency that regulates genetic engineering experiments in the United States. He is the author of Cloning and the Constitution.

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cover of Carmen shows a photo illustration of a beaker or flask with a helix and a governmental building inside, undergoing some process

December 2004
LC: 2004012818 QH
324 pp.  6 x 9
ISBN-13: 978-0-299-20210-1
Cloth $35.00 s

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