Playing catch-up: gene technology and ethics

Gesche, Astrid H. (2002) Playing catch-up: gene technology and ethics. Journal of Futures Studies, 6(3), pp. 129-138.


The ethical implications of gene technology are still evolving. The paper highlights some of the issues which societies have to face in the near future, such as human cloning and the notion of personhood and family, the commodification of genetic research and its potential to disadvantage patients, genetic databanks and problems with collecting and storing genetic information and, finally, the validity of promising to feed the starving with genetically modified crops.

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ID Code: 6576
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: gene technology, ethics, human cloning, commodification of genetic research, genetic databanks, genetic information, genetically modified foods
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > APPLIED ETHICS (220100) > Applied Ethics not elsewhere classified (220199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (100400)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Graduate Institute of Futures Studies
Deposited On: 19 Mar 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:24

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