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The Ethics and Governance of Human Genetic Databases: European Perspectives - Cambridge Law, Medicine and Ethics (Paperback)
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The Ethics and Governance of Human Genetic Databases: European Perspectives - Cambridge Law, Medicine and Ethics (Paperback)

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Paperback 296 Pages / Published: 10/10/2013
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The Medical Biobank of Umea in Sweden, deCODE's Health Sector Database in Iceland, the Estonian Genome Project and the UK Biobank contain health data and genetic data from large populations. Some include genealogical or lifestyle information. They are resources for research in human genetics and medicine, exploring interaction between genes, lifestyle, environmental factors and health and diseases. The collection, storage and use of this data raise ethical, legal and social issues. In this book, first published in 2007, bioethics scholars examine whether existing ethical frameworks and social policies reflect people's concerns, and how they may need to change in light of new scientific and technological developments. The ethical issues of social justice, genetic discrimination, informational privacy, trust in science and consent to participation in database research are analyzed, whilst an empirical survey, conducted in the four countries, demonstrates public views of privacy and related moral values in the context of human genetic databases.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107652576
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Rarely does a book comprise so many large and growing legal questions. The Ethics and Governance of Human Databases is a very worthy book which addresses issues that are opening up every day - sometimes under our feet.' Law and Politics Book Review
'The book presents a truly interdisciplinary investigation containing, as it does, input from disciplines of philosophy, law and sociology. The authors are amongst the most recognised in the research field and the book benefits, as does the reader, from their collective knowledge expertise. ...This book provides a comprehensive account of the key issues at stake with regards to the ethics and governance of HGD's. ... A major strength of the book is that it reflects on actual or proposed HGD initiatives, providing a 'real life' dimension to most of the discussion. ... It is a welcome addition to the HGD literature.' SCRIPT-ed
'The book is a very rich source to learn more about sociological, legal and ethical issues concerning the HGDs in the four countries. ... Wherever the future of HDGs lies, the book is an authentic contribution for the struggle to find adequate legal, ethical and socio-political solutions in Europe.' Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy: A European Journal
'... a useful resource ...' European Law Journal

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