Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor:
Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA;
Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia,
Virginia Commonwealth University.
Ira H. Carmen is a political scientist, former member of the National
Institutes of Health (NIH) Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC), and self-described
“academic outsider” (p xiii). These characteristics unite in Politics in the Laboratory to generate a unique perspective
on human genomics, past, present, and future. The first four chapters bring
the political scientist’s examination of power relationships to bear
on the natural scientific domain, while the last two bring an examination
of human genomics to bear on the social scientific domain.
Tabery J, Parker L. Genome Politics. JAMA. 2005;294(11):1429-1433. doi:10.1001/jama.294.11.1431