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Genetic ties and the family : the impact of paternity testing on parents and children / edited by Mark A. Rothstein [and others].

  • Rothstein, Mark A.
[2005], ©2005
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About this work


"Genetic Ties and the Family brings together experts in history, law, ethics, philosophy, psychology, social work, and sociology to explore the tension between biological and social conceptions of parentage. The contributors consider the effect of DNA-based paternity testing on family relationships and discuss the ethical, legal, and social implications." "These essays reflect the changing concepts of parenthood, along with social factors that heighten conflict, such as single-parent adoption, gay and lesbian parents, child support laws, and new reproductive technologies. Building on scholarship of the last quarter century - including the latest developments in law and social science research - this volume will inform the development of legislation regulating genetic testing and the use of test results in establishing parental rights."--BOOK JACKET.


Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2005], ©2005.

Physical description

xx, 244 pages ; 24 cm


Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Paternity palaver in the media / Dorothy Nelkin -- Three meanings of parenthood / Thomas H. Murray -- Ethical issues in DNA-based paternity testing / Jeffrey Blustein -- Paternity testing, family relationships, and child well-being / Diane Scott-Jones -- Family therapists and parentage testing / Dan Wulff -- From genes, marriage, and money to nurture / Nancy E. Dowd -- Duped dads and discarded children / Michael Grossberg -- Guiding principles for picking parents / Elizabeth Bartholet -- Reforming American paternity procedures / Jeffrey A. Parness -- Disestablishment suits / Mary Anderlik Majumder -- Assisted reproductive technology and the challenge for paternity laws / Lori B. Andrews -- Translating values and interests into the law of parentage determination / Mark A. Rothstein.


  • English

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  • 9780801881930