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Friday, December 13, 2013
Inherited Disorders and Birth Defects
What are the moral and ethical issues in DNA technology?
This is a huge topic with many different sources to discuss potential ethical issues regarding DNA technology, genetics and genomics. Listed below are some resources:
Genetics and Public Policy Center
Two sites that are sponsored by the National Institutes of Health are:
- Bioethics Resources on the Web
- Genetics Home Reference: Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions
The Genetics Home Reference gives 5 links to areas in the handbook that discuss ethical issues in genetics and genomics. One of these sections deals specifically with ethical issues in human genetics.
Anne Matthews, RN, PhD
Associate Professor of Genetics
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University