Genetic Knowledge: Human Values and Responsibility

Genetic Knowledge: Human Values and Responsibility

Genetic Knowledge: Human Values and Responsibility

Genetic Knowledge: Human Values and Responsibility

Synopsis

Addresses the many value, scientific, & public policy issues surrounding the use of genetic knowledge. Important questions are raised about the definitions of health & disease, personhood & family. Ethical & legal issues concerning individual right & responsibility versus communal good & responsibility, concerning discrimination, stigmatization & the right of privacy are discussed. Issues include ethic & ethos of responsibility such as the notion of responsible, preventive medicine, genetic carrier responsibility, responsibility for family & for future generations. The perspective is interdisciplinary & multi-cultural.
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