Genetics and Ethics: Annotated Bibliographies
The following Scope Notes from the full Scope Note Series focus on topics in genetics. These Scope Notes are routinely updated by Bioethics Research Library Staff.
Human Gene Transfer Research has a 5-page history along with a discussion of the pros and cons of such therapy. Its annotated bibliography looks at philosophical aspects, regulation and public policy, and religious writing in the area.
Genetic Testing and Genetic Screening lists and annotates documents from the government, statements from national organizations, books, special issues, and journals focusing on material about prenatal diagnosis, newborn screening, carrier screening, forensic screening and susceptibility screening.
Eugenics offers a brief essay about the movement and includes an annotated bibliography of books and articles discussing the historic beginnings, the Nazi eugenic era, and current concerns whether genetic intervention creates a new eugenics.
The Human Genome Project provides historical background on the ethical, legal and social aspects of the ongoing mapping of the human genome. Its bibliography cites proponents and critics, surveys, international discussion, approaches, and position statements.
Genes, Patents, and Bioethics Will History Repeat Itself? provides background and historical information on genes and patenting and includes a bibliography of books, laws, and articles relating to ethical, legal, and social issues related to the patenting of genetic materials.
Bioethics Resources on the Web offers an overview of general bioethics information available via the Internet, including bioethics directories, electronic journals, full-text documents, news and current awareness resources, and teaching resources. The bibliography then concentrates on electronic resources for ethics and genetics within these same categories.
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