Culture, Kinship and Genes

Towards Cross-Cultural Genetics

  • Angus Clarke
  • Evelyn Parsons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Angus Clarke
      Pages 1-23
  3. Background

  4. Genetic Disease in Context

  5. Inheritance

  6. Social and Political Issues

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 261-272

About this book


The first comprehensive attempt to explore the issues raised by genetic counselling across cultures. It will be of interest to health professionals and to students and lecturers in the social, behavioural and political sciences and in genetics, medicine and nursing. The meaning and relevance of kinship and ethnicity in the context of genetic disease, cultural issues that have arisen in practice, including the influence of the lay public's beliefs about inheritance and the wider social and political context of genetics and genetic disease are all explored in depth.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Angus Clarke
    • 1
  • Evelyn Parsons
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical GeneticsUniversity of Wales College of MedicineCardiffUK
  2. 2.Department of Nursing StudiesUniversity of Wales College of MedicineCardiffUK

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