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Mapping the Human Genome

Problems of Privacy and Free Choice
  • Ruth Macklin

Abstract

Revolutionary progress in genetic theory and its applications has led to the ability to map the human genome. As with numerous other recent advances in biomedicine, these new capabilities in genetics bear the unfortunate consequence that ever new ethical problems and moral dilemmas accompany the positive fruits of scientific research. But are the ethical problems raised by the ability to map the human genome really new? Or are they variants of concerns already familiar in genetic screening and counseling, and in other areas of medicine?

Keywords

Free Choice Ethical Problem Genetic Screening Carrier Screening Public Health Model 
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© Aubrey Milunsky and George J. Annas 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth Macklin
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  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology and Social MedicineAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA

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