Ethics and Human Genetics

A Cross-Cultural Perspective

  • Dorothy C. Wertz
  • John C. Fletcher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXX
  2. Dorothy C. Wertz, John C. Fletcher
    Pages 1-79
  3. Dorothy C. Wertz, John C. Fletcher
    Pages 80-80
  4. J. G. Rogers, A. M. Taylor, F. M. Salzano, S. D. J. Pena, D. J. Roy, J. G. Hall et al.
    Pages 81-456
  5. Dorothy C. Wertz, John C. Fletcher
    Pages 491-502
  6. Dorothy C. Wertz, John C. Fletcher
    Pages 503-523
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 525-536

About this book


Based in part on a survey of ethical decision-marking among 682 medical geneticists worldwide, this book includes a chapter authored by a geneticistand an ethicist in 19 nations, describing genetic services, counselling, screening, prenatal diagnosis, and major ethical problems and social controversies faced by geneticists. The concluding chapter describes ethical and policy issues that exist worldwide, and offerssome possible resolutions.


ethics genetics human genetics prenatal diagnosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Dorothy C. Wertz
    • 1
  • John C. Fletcher
    • 2
  1. 1.Health Services SectionBoston University School of Public HealthBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of Virginia School of MedicineCharlottesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73658-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73656-8
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