Genetic Information

Acquisition, Access, and Control

Editors: Thompson, Alison K., Chadwick, Ruth F. (Eds.)

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It is difficult to think of an example of an advancement in the biological sciences that has had an impact on society similar to that of the new genetics. Recent developments in biotechnology have occasioned much discussion among academics, professionals, and lay people alike. In particular, many questions and concerns have arisen over the acquisi­ tion, access, and control of genetic information. There are several reasons why the new genetics has commanded such widespread attention, and why it is now the subject of con­ siderable debate. Special reference is given in this volume to the implications of genetic information for five different subject areas: eugenics, the insurance industry, the commer­ cialisation of genetic testing, strategies for raising public awareness, and the value of theo­ retical ethical and sociological frameworks in the debate. This diverse collection of papers attempts to address and critically discuss issues surrounding the control of, and access to, genetic information from ethical, medical, legal, and theoretical points of view. The first and shortest section of the book attempts to address concerns over the eugenic potential of new biotechnologies. It also provides a historical context for the de­ bate, for controversy over the subject of eugenics predates the current debate over genetic information by a considerable length of time. Indeed, by the time the first patent was is­ sued for Chakrabarty's strain of oil eating bacteria in the early 1970s, the term eugenics had already acquired strong pejorative connotations.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Can We Learn From Eugenics?

    Wikler, Daniel

    Pages 1-16

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  • Preventing Genetic Impairments

    Kuhse, Helga

    Pages 17-30

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  • Private Parties, Public Duties?

    Lemmens, Trudo

    Pages 31-39

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  • Coercion, Control, and Consequence in Genetic Testing

    Mayer, Robert N. (et al.)

    Pages 41-56

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  • Genetic Testing and Adverse Selection in the Market for Life Insurance

    Smith, Ken R. (et al.)

    Pages 57-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genetic Information
Book Subtitle
Acquisition, Access, and Control
Editors
  • Alison K. Thompson
  • Ruth F. Chadwick
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-585-34586-4
DOI
10.1007/b102404
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46052-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-7178-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 336
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