Progress in Medical Genetics: Legal Problems

  • Irving Ladimer


There has been an explosive increase in scientific knowledge of human genetics. The media have alerted people to the seriousness of genetic diseases and to the amazing possibilities of so-called genetic manipulation. Legally and ethically, however, there have been endless inconclusive discussions. On such basic issues as personal versus societal interests and policies regarding the population explosion in the face of limited economic resources two salient points are clear.


Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle Cell Prenatal Diagnosis Legal Problem Genetic Knowledge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irving Ladimer
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Mount Sinai School of MedicineCity University of New YorkUSA
  2. 2.Special Counsel/Health CareAmerican Arbitration AssociationNew YorkUSA

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