Genetics, Disability and the Law: Towards an EU Legal Framework - Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series (Hardback)Aisling de Paor (author)
Hardback 330 Pages / Published: 21/09/2017
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While advances in science and technology bring many advantages, we must not ignore the harm that they can cause. Rapid changes in genetic testing are a prime example, and indicators can now help to detect, address and treat diseases. However, in this new study, Aisling de Paor examines how genetic testing is also being used for non-medical reasons, for example for work opportunities and insurance coverage. Genetics, Disability and the Law is the first book of its kind to substantively consider an EU-level response to the use of genetic information. de Paor discusses how to help genetic and scientific research to evolve and grow, how to enhance public confidence in research, and how to control it so that it recognises our values and fundamental human rights. An understudied but vitally important topic, de Paor's work provides a valuable and timely contribution to the field of disability rights.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 330
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 21 mm
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