Genetic Governance: Health, Risk and Ethics in the Biotech Era
Robin Bunton, Alan Peterson
Routledge, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 215 pages
Ethical and practical issues around genetic research are of major international concern, both in academia and in the public domain. Questions concerning what interventions are possible and appropriate with the increasing amount of genetic information available, challenge our understandings of ourselves, our health and wellbeing, and the role of medical ethics, public health, surveillance and risk. However there has been little reflection on the socio-political effects of this new genetic knowledge and the changes in practice that are currently impacting on our lives.