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" We used to think our fate was in the stars. Now we know, in large measure, our fate is in our genes" (quoted by Leon Jaroff, "The Gene Hunt, "
Evolution and Human Values - Page 45
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Value-free Science?: Purity and Power in Modern Knowledge

Robert N. Proctor, Robert Proctor, Professor of History of Science Robert Proctor - Science - 1991 - 331 pages
...tool for understanding ourselves at the molecular level: "We used to think our fate was in our stars. Now we know, in large measure, our fate is in our genes." Pointing to the long and seamy tradition of eugenicists exaggerating the role of genes in human behavior,...
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Protocols in Human Molecular Genetics

Christopher G. Mathew - Medical - 1991 - 461 pages
...us. The time to act is now" and "How can we not do it? We used to think our fate was in our stars. Now we know, in large measure, our fate is in our genes" (34). The main need of the developing countries is the rapid application of research findings that...
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Exploding the Gene Myth: How Genetic Information is Produced and Manipulated ...

Ruth Hubbard, Elijah Wald - Philosophy - 1993 - 206 pages
...contributed much more than their genes Th▒ s Onę QL31-DXG-3H85 "WE USED TO THINK OUR FATE WAS IN THE STARS. NOW WE KNOW, IN LARGE MEASURE, OUR FATE IS IN OUR GENES." —JAMES WATSON, Time, March 20, 1989 "WE CANNOT THINK OF ANY SIGNIFICANT HUMAN SOCIAL BEHAVIOR THAT...
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The Social Meaning of Modern Biology

Howard L. Kaye - Bioethics - 1997 - 208 pages
..."ourselves at the molecular level." For Watson, the cultural significance of this project is clear. "We used to think our fate was in our stars," he tells...can and should increasingly control. After all, why not7 "A lot of people say they're worried about changing our genetic instructions," Watson acknowledges,...
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Science and the Quiet Art: The Role of Medical Research in Health Care

D. J. Weatherall - Medical - 1996 - 378 pages
...understanding ourselves at the molecular level," adding, "We used to think our fate was in our stars. Now we know, in large measure, our fate is in our genes." If this is the way modern biologists are thinking, surely medical science and practice will move in...
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The future of DNA: Proceedings of an international If gene conference on ...

Johannes Wirz, Edith Lammerts van Bueren - Science - 1997 - 289 pages
...the Human Genome Organization (HUGO), set the tone, "We used to think that our fate was in the stars. Now we know, in large measure, our fate is in our genes." The twin pillars of the genetic paradigm are Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection and...
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Standard of Care: The Law of American Bioethics

George J. Annas - Medical - 1997 - 291 pages
...is unclear, but Watson continues: "How can we not do it? We used to think our fate is in our stars. Now we know, in large measure, our fate is in our genes." Seeing our fate in our genes, of course, resonates with level two concerns: if genes determine our...
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Genetic Testing and the Use of Information

Clarisa Long - Medical - 1999 - 144 pages
...Human Genome Research at the National Institutes of Health: "We used to think our fate is in our stars. Now we know, in large measure, our fate is in our genes." To what degree is biology destiny? To what extent are human talents and institutions the product of...
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Genetic Information: Acquisition, Access, and Control

Alison K. Thompson, Ruth F. Chadwick - Medical - 2007 - 336 pages
...structure and the Nobel Prize winner, J.Watson, states: "We used to think our fate was in our stars. Now we know, in large measure, our fate is in our genes" (quoted from Peter T, 1997, p.6). Similarly, another distinguished scholar, the French geneticist and...
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Science, Myth Or Magic?: A Struggle for Existence

Samuel Anthony Barnett - Human Biology - 2000 - 210 pages
...one of the discoverers of the structure of DNA, said: 'We used to think our fate was in the stars. Now we know, in large measure, our fate is in our genes.' Similarly, the editor of the leading American weekly, Science, once told his readers that 'in the warfare...
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