The Governance of Genetic Information: Who Decides?

The Governance of Genetic Information: Who Decides?

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by Heather Widdows
     
 

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This volume maps the areas of ethical concern in the debate regarding the governance of genetic information, and suggests alternative ethical frameworks and models of regulation in order to inform its restructuring. Genetic governance is at the heart of medical and scientific developments, and is connected to global exploitation, issues of commodification,

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This volume maps the areas of ethical concern in the debate regarding the governance of genetic information, and suggests alternative ethical frameworks and models of regulation in order to inform its restructuring. Genetic governance is at the heart of medical and scientific developments, and is connected to global exploitation, issues of commodification, Commercialization and ownership, the concepts of property and intellectual property and concerns about individual and communal identity. Thus the decisions that are made in the next few years about appropriate models of genetic governance will have Knock-on effects for other areas of governance. In short, the final answer to 'who decides?' in the context of genetic governance will fundamentally shape the ethical constructs of individuals and their networks and relationships in the public sphere.

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ISBN-13:
9781107625426
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/05/2013
Series:
Cambridge Law, Medicine and Ethics
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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