Linkage of genetics and ethics: more crossing over is needed

Lissemore, J.L. (2005) Linkage of genetics and ethics: more crossing over is needed. Biology of the Cell, 97 (7). 599-604..

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Since the development of recombinant DNA technology in the mid 1970s, there has been increasing interest in the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics and related fields. The web sites of five different organizations (government, academic, and independent not-for-profit) that deal explicitly with genetics and ethics are reviewed here. Some of the sites cover genetics and other issues in bioethics while others cover human genetics exclusively. The target audiences for the sites include medical and scientific professionals, students, and the general public. Among the issues examined are genetic testing, genetic discrimination in employment and health insurance, genetically modified foods, stem cells and DNA patenting. Resources for those interested in legal issues are particularly well-represented on these sites.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: I thank Frances M. Lissemore for critically reading the manuscript and Kevin Eliceiri and H. Beverley Osborne who suggested other interesting web sites to examine.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethics, Genetics, Legal issue, Social issue, Web site.
Author Affiliation: Biology Department, John Carroll University, USA.
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Arbind Seth
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2013 09:23
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2013 09:23
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