Discrimination as a consequence of genetic testing.
Genetic discrimination refers to discrimination directed against an individual or family based solely on an apparent or perceived genetic variation from the « normal » human genotype.
We describe here the results of a case history study designed to assess whether or not genetic discrimination exists.
Using the above definition of genetic discrimination and applying stringent criteria for case selection, we find that genetic discrimination exists and is manifested in many social institutions, especially in the health and life insurance industries.
Mots-clés Pascal : Génétique, Homme, Discrimination, Dépistage
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Genetics, Human, Discrimination, Medical screening
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0261910
Code Inist : 002B23A. Création : 199406.