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Genetic testing: A threat to privacy

Gesche, Astrid H. (2001) Genetic testing: A threat to privacy. In Hindmarsh, R. & Lawrence, G. (Eds.) Altered Genes II: the future? Scribe Publications, Melbourne, pp. 99-111.

Abstract

This chapter summarises some of the problems associated with privacy and genetic information in the medical context of genetic testing. It outlines some of the major reasons why legislation is needed to protect our genetic privacy. The chapter suggests that legislation is needed to protect medical records; address the sharing of genetic information and the consent process; prohibit the collection or analysis of genetic samples without consent; and, guide and protect the collection, storage, access and destruction of genetic information.

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ID Code: 6573
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author a.gesche@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: genetic testing, privacy, genetic databanks, genetic registers, insurance, employment
ISBN: 9780908011599
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > GENETICS (060400)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > APPLIED ETHICS (220100) > Applied Ethics not elsewhere classified (220199)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Scribe Publications
Deposited On: 19 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 17:24

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