As a result of the International Human Genome Project genetic information is rapidly multiplying.
To avoid some of the problems regarding the availability and use of genetic information, it is sometimes suggested to apply the concept of ownership.
This article focuses on the clarification of the status of genetic material and genetic information, obtained as a result of screening and counseling of individual patients.
First, some philosophical theories of ownership are examined for a justification of the use of the concept of ownership with regard to the human body.
Next, arguments with regard to ownership of the human body are examined.
The results of this analysis are applied to genetic material and genetic information.
Mots-clés Pascal : Génétique, Banque gène, DNA, Matériel biologique, Corps, Homme, Propriétaire, Protection information, Confidentialité, Identification génétique, Ethique, Génome, Droits malade
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Genetics, Gene library, DNA, Biological material, Body, Human, Owner, Information protection, Confidentiality, Genetic identification, Ethics, Genome
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0347381
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 12/09/1997.