Author(s): Steven Rose, Hilary Rose
'Fascinating, lucid and angry.' Steven Poole, Guardian'On my must-read list! Genes, Cells and Brains... the rundown on the hype.' Margaret Atwood'Whatever else we may need for the public understanding of science, we certainly do need the facts contained in this book. Altogether, this is a rather blood-curdling but fascinating book and a much-needed alarm call!' Mary Midgley, author of Animals and Why They Matter'Genes, Cells and Brains is an angry book. It is also an important one ... contains wonderful descriptions of the science behind the new biology.' W. F. Bynum, Times Literary SupplementOur fates lie in our genes and not in the stars, said James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA.But Watson could not have predicted the scale of the industry now dedicated to this new frontier. Since the launch of the multibillion-dollar Human Genome Project, the biosciences have promised miracle cures and radical new ways of understanding who we are. But where is the new world we were promised?WC In Genes, Cells and Brains, feminist sociologist Hilary Rose and neuroscientist Steven Rose take on the bioscience industry and its claims. Examining the establishment of biobanks, the rivalries between public and private genesequencers, and the rise of stem cell research, they ask why the promised cornucopia of health benefits has failed to emerge and reveal the questionable enterprise that has grown out of bioethics.