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Author Dickenson, Donna.

Title Me medicine vs. we medicine : reclaiming biotechnology for the common good / Donna Dickenson.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, ©2013.


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 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  174.2 DIC    Check Shelf
Description xi, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-261) and index.
Summary "Personalized healthcare -- or what the award-winning author Donna Dickenson calls 'Me Medicine' -- is radically transforming our longstanding "one-size-fits-all" model. Technologies such as direct-to-consumer genetic testing, pharmacogenetically developed therapies in cancer care, private umbilical cord blood banking, and neurocognitive enhancement claim to cater to an individual's specific biological character, and, in some cases, these technologies have shown powerful potential. Yet in others they have produced negligible or even negative results. Whatever is behind the rise of Me Medicine, it isn't just science. So why is Me Medicine rapidly edging out We Medicine, and how has our commitment to our collective health suffered as a result?"--Jacket.
Contents A reality check for personalized medicine -- "Your genetic information should be controlled by you" : personalized genetic testing -- Pharmacogenetics : one patient, one drug? -- "Your birth day gift" : banking cord blood -- Enhancement technologies : feeling more like myself -- "The ancient, useless, dangerous, and filthy rite of vaccination" : public health, public enemy? -- Reclaiming biomedicine for the common good.
Subject Medicine, Preventive -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Patient-centered health care -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Biotechnology -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Precision Medicine -- ethics. (DNLM)D057285Q000941
Biotechnology -- ethics. (DNLM)D001709Q000941
Public Health Practice -- ethics. (DNLM)D015980Q000941
Social Justice. (DNLM)D012935
Biotechnology -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst00832760
Medicine, Preventive -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst01015340
ISBN 9780231159746 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0231159749 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780231159753 (paperback ; alk. paper)
0231159757 (paperback ; alk. paper)
9780231534413 (e-book)
0231534418 (e-book)
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