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China: Views of a Bioethicist

  • Ren-Zong Qiu
Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 17)

Abstract

This chapter consists of two parts. The first part describes a brief history of the development of genetics in China, within the Chinese cultural context, and the laws that affect genetic practices. The second part addresses ethical issues in genetic practices, including access to and distribution of genetics services, values and presumptions underlying the use of genetic knowledge, voluntary versus mandatory screening and testing, directive versus non-directive counseling, privacy and confidentiality in genetics services, and eugenics versus healthy birtH. Hopefully, the paper will help to explain in part the differences between the responses from Chinese geneticists and those of their Western colleagues.

Keywords

Genetic Counseling Medical Genetic Chinese Communist Party Genetic Service Human Genome Project 
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