Book Review: Culture, Kinship and genes: Towards Cross-Cultural Genetics
1st January 1998
This book consists of a collection of papers, from a 1994 conference in Wales, written by social scientists and health professionals interested in the impact of genetics on different cultural groups. A slim volume, it reads easily and is convenient for dipping into at leisure. There are many useful references at the end of each chapter, enabling further reading if desired. The book introduces clinical, biological, anthropological, so- cial, and political ideas on the issues surrounding culture and kinship, with respect to genetics and counseling; it is the first publication to unite such a diverse spectrum of perspectives.