Judicial Roles in Genetic Decision Making

  • Daniel M. Singer


Decisions concerning human procreation — whether to have children and if so how many, when and of what type — have historically had both public and private components. By and large, private decision-making has been paramount. Attempts at regulation have been ineffective, reflecting both major ignorance and an unwillingness to allocate the public resources necessary to do the job properly.


Health Insurance Company Judicial System Judicial Institution Birth Control Information Private Component 
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  1. This association is disputed. For a recent review see E.B. Hook, Behavioral implications of the human XYY genotype, Science, 179:139, 1973—Eds.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel M. Singer
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  1. 1.Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & KampelmanUSA

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