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Unsplicing the Gordian Knot

Legal and Ethical Issues in the “New Genetics”
  • Alexander Morgan Capron

Abstract

A decade ago, Aubrey Milunsky and I met to discuss the possibility of a project on genetics and the law. In our meetings, I proposed that we prepare a treatise on this subject, whereas Aubrey, correctiy sensing how extensive the topic is, favored a symposium with a variety of speakers. As we all know, the result has been this series of conferences, of which this one is the third.

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Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Gene Pool Supra Note Germ Line 
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Copyright information

© Aubrey Milunsky and George J. Annas 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Morgan Capron
    • 1
  1. 1.The Law CenterUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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