Back to the future? New genetics and disabled people

  title={Back to the future? New genetics and disabled people},
  author={Tom Shakespeare},
  journal={Critical Social Policy},
  pages={22 - 35}
  • T. Shakespeare
  • Published 1 October 1995
  • Philosophy
  • Critical Social Policy
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