Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)

Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)

Science education for a science dependent culture

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Ellen Larsen
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Argues that everyone should receive adequate education that will enable them to understand scientific principles.

ISBN/ISSN: 
NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
Notes: 
Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health."

What's so new about the "new genetics"?: genetic counselling and the medical management of "genetic" information

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Fiona Alice Miller
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Argues that genetic information has been, and will continue to be, the chief product of the biotechnological "revolution" in medicine. Offers a review of genetic counselling practices, practitioners and disease scope.

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NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
Notes: 
Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health." Includes bibliographical references.

A gender critique of forensic DNA evidence: collection, storage and applications

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Patricia Lee
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Argues that DNA forensic technologies are inserted into existing social systems, with all the problems and inequities that exist therein. Also points to the place of DNA evidence in an expansive network of state surveillance, with especially harsh consequences for members of marginalised communities.

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NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
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Includes bibliographical references.

The hazards of human developmental gene modification

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Stuart Newman
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Looks at human developmental gene modification, sometimes termed germ-line gene therapy. Identifies specific dangers for women and for their children where genetic modification of human embryos or fetuses is pursued. Also presents an important gender analysis, pointing out that this kind of genetic experimentation is reliant on the powerful desire and expectation that women will do anything for their children.

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NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
Notes: 
Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health." Includes bibliographical references.

The Human Genome Project and the issue of biodiversity

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Priscilla Settee
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Outliens the work of Aboriginal peoples around the world to mobilise against biopiracy - the appropriation of indigenouse knowledge and indigenous bodies.

ISBN/ISSN: 
NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
Notes: 
Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health." Includes bibliographical references.

Guide to the groups: key organizations in biotechnology activism

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Online
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Working Group on Women, Health and the New Genetics

Provides a detailed list of organizations, both Canadian and international, interested in the area of biotechnology and its potential impact on health.

The world of biotech: a review of biotechnology and human genetics policy in selected international agencies, business organisat

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Online
Author: 
Thaddeus Hwong
Publisher: 
Working Group on Women, Health and the New Genetics
Publication Date: 
1999

Presents a detailed listing of the array of agencies, committees, commissions and organizations involved in the global quest for genetic biotech.

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Available online.

If women mattered: a critical view of the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy and alternative visions for community action

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Working Group on Women, Health and the New Genetics
Publisher: 
The Working Group on Women, Health and the New Genetics
Publication Date: 
2001

Encourages critical questioning and debate. Briefly examines some aspects of the Canadian government's policy on biotechnology - the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy (CBS) - and its implications for women and women's health. Explores some alternative principles and approaches to promote health protection and public good.

ISBN/ISSN: 
CEX NRGT.I42 2002
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Silent measures: disability and the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Catherine Frazee
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Draws attention to the measurements that inform health research and policy making. Questions the notion of the "ideal citizen" that underpins the Strategy, suggesting it implicitly excludes people with disabilities.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14963612
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Biotechnology, women and health

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Online
Author: 
Alice Miller
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Takes a closer look at the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, and it's possible impacts and effects on women's health.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039
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