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Genetics: Society and Clinical Practice

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 13 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1839
  1. Richards Tessa, Clinical review editor
  1. BMJ

    Peter S Harper, Angus J Clarke Bios Scientific Publishers, £19.95, pp 264 ISBN 1 85996 206

    Public interest in how genes determine both what we are and what may happen to us is growing. Commercial concerns have promised that they will soon be able to provide us with compact disks containing our complete genetic blueprint. Those people who have pursued their interest down burgeoning websites may have an informed view, but most people (including many doctors) have only a sketchy knowledge of genetics, so any book that sheds a balanced light on current issues is welcome.

    Genetics is just that. Coauthored by two experienced clinical geneticists the book is rooted …

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