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Genetic research increasingly dominates medical thought and practice in the United States and in many other industrialized nations. Susan Lindee's original study explores the institutions, disciplines, and ideas that initiated the reconfiguration of genetic medicine from a marginal field in the mid-1950s to a core research frontier of biomedicine. Tracing the work of geneticists and other experts in identifying and classifying disease during the explosive period between 1950 and 1980, Lindee identifies the individual "moments of truth" that moved the field away from its eugenic past to the center of a new world view in which nearly all disease is understood to be fundamentally genetic. She suggests that these moments of truth were experienced not only by scientists but also by those who had familial, intimate, emotional knowledge of hereditary disease: patients, family members, and research subjects. Focusing on benchmarks in the field—such as the rise of neonatal testing in the 1960s, genetic studies of unique human populations such as the Amish, the development of human cytogenetics and human behavioral genetics, and the efforts to find genes for rare diseases such as familial dysautonomia—she tracks the emergence of a biomedical consensus that nearly all disease is genetic disease. Using the success of this field as a point of entry, Lindee chronicles both the production of knowledge in biomedicine and changes in the cultural meaning of the body in the late twentieth century. She suggests that scientific knowledge is a community project that is shaped directly by people in many different social and professional locations. The power to experience and report scientific truth may be much more dispersed than it sometimes appears, because people know things about their own bodies, and their knowledge has often been incorporated into the technical infrastructure of genomic medicine. Lindee's pathbreaking study shows the interdependence of technical and social parameters in contemporary biomedicine.

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Genre: Medical
Author: M. Susan Lindee
Publisher: JHU Press
Release: 2008-11-24
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780801899157

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In the Third Edition of the bestselling book, The Truth About Managing People, bestselling author Stephen Robbins shares even more proven principles for handling virtually every management challenge. Robbins delivers 61 real solutions for the make-or-break problems faced by every manager. Readers will learn how to overcome the true obstacles to teamwork; why too much communication can be as dangerous as too little; how to improve your hiring and employee evaluations; how to heal "layoff survivor sickness"; how to manage a diverse culture; and ways to lead effectively in a digital world. New truths include: how to nurture friendly employees, forget about age stereotypes, first impressions count, be a good citizen, techniques for managing a diverse age group, and ethical leadership among others.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Stephen P. Robbins
Publisher: FT Press
Release: 2012-10-09
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780133090468

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Aliens to zombies amid a spirited romance populated the pages of The First Second Coming as it explored why people search the skies for messiahs and UFOs. The Search for Truth takes on the science vs. religion debate. Marlene Martindale and Chris Larson are now married, have an infant daughter, live in a small town, and are prospering from Chris’ expanding business that serves the neopagan community. Marlene’s desire for spirituality has taken her from being a secular humanist to a follower of modern witchcraft, and her dream is to legitimize and popularize the faith by establishing a Wiccan religious center that can be a trip destination for worship, instruction, and even fun. As if the fi nancial and human capital required to plan and build the religious center were not enough, other life events insert themselves for better or worse, such as: • The discovery that infant Olivia has inherited a blindness-causing condition that may or may not be curable. • A lovably odd astrophysicist, whose sister and Marlene were once dear friends, tries to reunite the two women now that the sister seems to have beaten back a deadly cancer. • Marlene restarts her psychotherapy practice aided by a new computer tool to treat her UFO encounter clients. Her first client, however, is someone she’d rather forget. • Eye-opening developments unfold for the kindly alien Guests. And more! From Darwin’s evolution to genetics to the search for the god particle to modern Wicca to the search for God in a less enigmatic universe, come join in the search for truth.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Lawrence Konn
Publisher: iUniverse
Release: 2013-07-29
File: 250 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781475996364

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Druker discusses how the massive enterprise to restructure the genetic core of the world's food supply came into being, how it advanced by consistently violating the protocols of science, and how for more than three decades, hundreds of eminent biologists and esteemed institutions have systematically contorted the truth in order to conceal the unique risks of its products--and get them onto our dinner plates.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Steven M. Druker
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Release: 2014-12-01
File: 528 Pages
ISBN-13: 0985616903

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An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 1989
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 0192860925

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A riveting medical mystery about a young woman’s quest to uncover the truth about her likely fatal genetic disorder that opens a window onto the exploding field of genomic medicine When Joselin Linder was in her twenties her legs suddenly started to swell. After years of misdiagnoses, doctors discovered a deadly blockage in her liver. Struggling to find an explanation for her unusual condition, Joselin compared the medical chart of her father—who had died from a mysterious disease, ten years prior—with that of an uncle who had died under similarly strange circumstances. Delving further into the past, she discovered that her great-grandmother had displayed symptoms similar to hers before her death. Clearly, this was more than a fluke. Setting out to build a more complete picture of the illness that haunted her family, Joselin approached Dr. Christine Seidman, the head of a group of world-class genetic researchers at Harvard Medical School, for help. Dr. Seidman had been working on her family’s case for twenty years and had finally confirmed that fourteen of Joselin’s relatives carried something called a private mutation—meaning that they were the first known people to experience the baffling symptoms of a brand new genetic mutation. Here, Joselin tells the story of their gene: the lives it claimed and the future of genomic medicine with the potential to save those that remain. Digging into family records and medical history, conducting interviews with relatives and friends, and reflecting on her own experiences with the Harvard doctor, Joselin pieces together the lineage of this deadly gene to write a gripping and unforgettable exploration of family, history, and love. A compelling chronicle of survival and perseverance, The Family Gene is an important story of a young woman reckoning with her father’s death, her own mortality, and her ethical obligations to herself and those closest to her.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Joselin Linder
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2017-03-14
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062378927

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The second edition of this comprehensive guide to family law, presents everything an undergraduate family law student needs in one volume. Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors offer a detailed and authoritative exposition of family law illustrated by materials carefully selected from a wide range of sources. The book has two principal aims: to provide readers with a thorough understanding of the law relating to the family, and to do so in a way that stimulates critical reflection on that law. Readers are encouraged to consider how and why the law has developed as it has, what policies it is seeking to pursue, whether it achieves the right balance between the rights and interests of individual family members and the wider public interest, and how it operates in practice. The text is supported by a substantial Online Resource Centre, which features regular updates on the law, supplementary materials, further reading suggestions, and study aids. The ORC also features two chapters, Introduction to Family Law, and Fundamental principles in the law relating to children.

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Genre: Law
Author: Sonia Harris-Short
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2011-05-19
File: 1040 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199563821

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A brand new collection of management and leadership skills for improving business performance 4 authoritative books deliver world-class skills for leading change and improving performance throughout your team and organization! You’re facing greater challenges than ever before – both outside your organization, and inside it. To win, you need today’s best skills for improving performance and driving change. Now, this 4-book collection presents hundreds of those skills simply, clearly, and quickly, to support action. In The Truth About Managing People, Third Edition bestselling author Stephen Robbins shares 61 proven principles and solutions for make-or-break, day-to-day management problems. Overcome the true obstacles to teamwork… avoid both over- and under-communication… improve hiring and employee evaluations… manage a culturally/generationally diverse or virtual workforces… combine stronger ethics and greater effectiveness… and much more. Next, in The Truth About Getting the Best From People, Second Edition, Martha Finney shares 60+ proven principles for gaining unprecedented employee engagement. This new edition features 15 new truths for managing virtual teams, overcoming your unconscious biases, managing multiple generations, identifying/cultivating individual high performers, and more. Next, persuade others in any environment with The Truth About Confident Presenting, by James O’Rourke. O’Rourke reveals 51 proven, concise, easy-to-use presenting techniques that work: all you need to know to prepare effectively (not obsessively), manage anxiety, connect with any audience, and succeed. Discover what makes people listen, and what instantly turns them off… how to muster evidence that’ll convince your specific audience… how to listen, establish a great first impression, and make nonverbal cues work for you… use PowerPoint and microphones well… handle hostile questions confidently; and much more. Finally, turn to William S. Kane’s The Truth About Thriving in Change for 49 proven ways to do what everyone wants, and few can deliver: lead successful change. Plan, drive, and sustain positive change that matters… transform organizations without destroying morale… objectively assess whether yours is really the best way… develop the change management skills you need most… know when to persuade, educate, or “use force”… create the right cultural framework you need to keep moving forward. These four eBooks aren’t “just someone’s opinion”: they offer definitive, evidence-based principles for improving performance throughout your entire leadership career! From world-renowned workplace effectiveness experts Stephen P. Robbins, Martha I. Finney, James O’Rourke, and William S. Kane

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Stephen P. Robbins
Publisher: FT Press
Release: 2013-04-27
File: 977 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780133445855

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Can a child's innocence truly be preserved? Maybe in a perfect world.But in the world of three colorful young adults its highly unlikely.L Pierce anticipates the day that she can escape from her Jehovah Witness up bringing, and experience the world that she has been warned against from birth.She tries to ignore the fire that burns deep inside of her, but it's to no avail.If innocence is a given, then Marcy is the child that God turned his back on. Prosumed most likely to fail, Marcy rebels against all that is good, hoping to gain the attention of the one man whose love is non-existent.Promiscuity, lies, and murder seem to seal Marcy's fate, yet the strength of a positive male force shines light on her dark cloud.Some cries are blatant, boisterous, and wet. Lavar's cries are muffled, and muted before he has a chance to tell his truth.Born through a beloved lesbian couple, Lavar was assumed to be one in the same.With that assumption his innocence was stolen changing the lives of these three best friends foreve

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Ina Davis
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release: 2014-05-15
File: 374 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781304852670

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Testimony: Thomas Lee, "Truth and Consequences of the Genetic Revolution'"; Chris Roberson, Carrie Statkus, Doris Goldman, and Jon Turner, "How Much Do we Want to Know about Our Future Health Risks?"; Geoffrey Sher, Pacific Fertility Clinic, "Designer Children"; Sylvia Spengler, Dept. of Energy, Charles Epstein, Univ. of Calif., San Francisco, George Cunningham, Dept. of Health Services, David Nagler, Genentech, Inc., "The Human Genome Project: Identifying Genetic Links to Disease; and Paul Billings, Council for Responsible Genetics, Phil Bereano, Univ. of Wash., and Radhika Rao, Hastings College, "Social, Legal and Ethical Implications."

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Genre: Science
Author: Lisa M. Matocq
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Release: 1996-02-01
File: 103 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780788188794

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