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Title: The New World of Human Genetics: A dialogue between Practitioners & the General Public on Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of the Human Genome Project

The history and reasons for launching the Human Genome project and the current uses of genetic human material; Identifying and discussing the major issues stemming directly from genetic research and therapy-including genetic discrimination, medical/ person privacy, allocation of government resources and individual finances, and the effect on the way in which we perceive the value of human life; Discussing the sometimes hidden ethical, social and legislative implications of genetic research and therapy such as informed consent, screening and preservation of genetic materials, efficacy of medical procedures, the role of the government, and equal access to medical coverage.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1165062
Report Number(s):
DOE-HADASSAH-64142
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-05ER64142
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: The New World of Human Genetics: A dialogue between Practitioners & the General Public on Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of the Human Genome Project, Washington, DC, January 2002
Research Org:
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English