Ethical Challenges in Genomics Research

A Guide to Understanding Ethics in Context

Authors: Boddington, Paula

  • Written by an experienced expert in the field
  • Provides a clear explanation of key ethical concepts
  • Enables the reader to understand and apply complex issues
  • An extensive glossary explains all relevant terms
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New developments in science and technology have resulted in shifting ethical challenges in many areas including in genomics research. This book enables those who are involved in genomics research, whether as researcher, participant or policy maker, to understand the ethical issues currently developing in this field and to participate actively in these important debates. A clear account is given of how science and technology are outstripping the capacity of previous ethical regulations to cope with current issues, together with practical illustrations of possible ways forward. Key ethical ideas are presented, drawing on the history of research regulation and on an account of the particular challenges arising in the field of genomics. The book uses a grounded, practical approach to explaining ethical concepts and issues which is geared to enhancing interdisciplinary dialogue. Its broad approach to ethical issues includes relevant considerations from social psychology and there is a particular emphasis on understanding the problems of ethical regulations and practice in the institutional and social context of research. A glossary and numerous text boxes explaining relevant terms and key ideas help to make the work an invaluable resource for both beginners and experts in the field.

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“Paul Boddington’s book, Ethical Challenges in Genomics Research, provides a useful and informative introduction to a wide variety of ethical issues related to genomic research involving human participants … . Ethical Challenges in Genomics Research also includes insights and discussions of interest to experts and policymakers. I recommended it highly.” (David B. Resnik, Monash Bioethics Review, Vol. 32, 2014)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The “Ethics Job”

    Boddington, Paula

    Pages 1-14

  • Why Research Ethics? Why Ethics in Genetics? The Case of Genomics Research

    Boddington, Paula

    Pages 15-41

  • What Ethics Is, What It Is Not, and How We Are Going to Proceed

    Boddington, Paula

    Pages 43-63

  • Starting Analysis in Ethics: A Practical Guide

    Boddington, Paula

    Pages 65-82

  • An Overview of Research Ethics and Challenges from Genomics

    Boddington, Paula

    Pages 83-108

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethical Challenges in Genomics Research
Book Subtitle
A Guide to Understanding Ethics in Context
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-23699-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-23699-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-23698-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42719-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 234
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