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Author Parthasarathy, Shobita,
Title Building genetic medicine : breast cancer, technology, and the comparative politics of health care / Shobita Parthasarathy.
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2007]

Author Parthasarathy, Shobita,
Series Inside technology.
Inside technology.
Subject BRCA genes -- Diagnostic use -- United States.
BRCA genes -- Diagnostic use -- Great Britain.
Genetic screening -- Social aspects -- United States.
Genetic screening -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Breast -- Cancer -- Diagnosis -- Social aspects -- United States.
Breast -- Cancer -- Diagnosis -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Genetic Testing.
Breast Neoplasms -- prevention & control.
Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Delivery of Health Care.
Ovarian Neoplasms -- prevention & control.
United Kingdom.
United States.
Description 1 online resource (x, 271 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-262) and index.
Contents Toolkits for genetic testing -- Comparative architectures of genetic testing -- Eliminating the competition and ensuring success -- Defining a good health outcome -- Myriad, Britain, and culture clash.
Note Print version record.
Summary A comparative study of genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer in the United States and Britain that shows the importance of national context in the development and use of science and technology even in an era of globalization.
Note English.
ISBN 9780262281287 (electronic bk.)
0262281287 (electronic bk.)
9780262162425 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0262162423 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780262517478 (pbk.)
0262517477 (pbk.)
OCLC # 86073959
Additional Format Print version: Parthasarathy, Shobita. Building genetic medicine. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007 0262162423 9780262162425 (DLC) 2006027956 (OCoLC)71139448.

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