Gene Hunting, Genetic Testing, and Genetically Tailor-Made Drugs
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It is a rather uncontroversial view that geneticists should take responsibility for the direct consequences of their research, i.e. those consequences that appear in the research process itself. For instance, they are responsible for the treatment of human subjects participating in the research. More controversial is the view that geneticists should also take responsibility for the indirect consequences of research, i.e. the consequences of publication. I have argued that they should try to affect applications of their findings made by other people.
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