The ethical issues raised by the Human Genome Project (HGL) and by human genetics in general are not entirely novel.
In fact, the ethical issues surrounding genetic research and the provision of genetic services fit into the evolution of bioethics, a field of inquiry which has its roots in concerns of the 1970s, concerns about the dignity and self-determination of individuals and about the development of medical technologies.
Although bioethics has been largely occupied with patient-centered concerns, attention is currently shifting toward socially oriented issues, such as the justice of the existing health-care system.
Mots-clés Pascal : Génome, Homme, Ethique, Conseil génétique, Enseignement universitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Genome, Human, Ethics, Genetic counseling, Higher education
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0175444
Code Inist : 002A07C03. Création : 199406.