Review : "Genetic Privacy: A challenge to Medico-Legal Norms" by Laurie, G

Bennett, Belinda (2003) Review : "Genetic Privacy: A challenge to Medico-Legal Norms" by Laurie, G. Medical Law Review, 11(3), pp. 404-405.

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The discovery by Watson and Crick of the structure of DNA is one of the great scientific discoveries. In the period since that discovery new areas of genetic research have opened up which hold out the hope of developing treatments or cures for many illnesses and diseases. Yet with these discoveries have also come an array of ethical and legal dilemmas about the use of genetic information and concerns about the potential for those with genetic diseases or conditions to be stigmatised and discriminated against. The discussion about the developments in genetic science has become increasingly, a debate about the use of genetic information within our society. Graeme Laurie’s book, Genetic Privacy: A Challenge to Medico-Legal Norms, guides the reader through the complexities of these debates by considering what we mean by privacy and asking whether our existing concepts are adequate to meet the challenges posed by the new genetics.

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ID Code: 71291
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1093/medlaw/11.3.404
ISSN: 0967-0742
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Oxford University Press
Deposited On: 09 May 2014 01:51
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 05:41

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