Genetic Knowledge: Human Values and Responsibility


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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Guido Pincheira
  • R. C. Strohman
  • Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley
  • Darren Shickle
  • Verle Headings
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Lexington, KY
Publication year:
  • 1998