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    DescriptionWe are in the early years of a technological revolution arising from our understanding of the genetic meaning of life. Scientists' ability to manipulate and decode genes is advancing at an extraordinary pace - so fast we are often unprepared to handle the many vexing legal, economic, ethical and social issues they raise. The combination of genetic research and information technology raises often chilling questions of privacy and genetic discrimination. Should individuals be allowed personal property rights to their DNA, cells or tissues? How should policymakers regulate the biotechnology industry to maximize safety without stifling innovation? What are the appropriate uses of gene therapy and other genetic manipulations? In "Genetic Testing and the Use of Information", leading scholars grapple with issues of genetic privacy, the regulation of genetic testing and genetic discrimination. They consider such questions as: Who should have access to information derived from a genetic test? Should one be obligated to tell a spouse or a child test results? Should governments ever appropriately mandate individual genetic testing or community-wide genetic screening? Will employers be able to require the release of genetic records as a condition of employment? Will insurance companies be allowed to use genetic information to determine risk? At what point does a genetic condition qualify as a disability under the American with Disabilities Act?

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    Genetic Testing and the Use of Information
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Clarisa Long
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 336 g
    ISBN 13: 9780844741093
    ISBN 10: 0844741094

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.0
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: PSAK, MBDC, PSAD, JPVH
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16920
    DC22: 616.042
    BISAC V2.8: SCI029000
    BIC subject category V2: URD
    BISAC V2.8: LAW041000
    BIC subject category V2: TCB
    DC21: 174.957
    LC subject heading:
    AEI Press
    Imprint name
    AEI Press
    Publication date
    01 December 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Washington DC