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Genetic Privacy

Genetic Privacy
A Challenge to Medico-Legal Norms

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  • Date Published: June 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521660273

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  • The issue of rights to genetic information is considered in this study from the standpoint of individuals, their relatives, employers, insurers and the state. Graeme Laurie provides a concept of privacy and property rights for the person, and argues for stronger legal protection following new developments in genetics. This book will interest lawyers, philosophers and doctors concerned with genetic information and issues of privacy, as well as genetic counselors, researchers and policy makers worldwide for its practical position on dilemmas in modern genetic medicine.

    • Provides a unique definition of privacy for dealing with problems thrown up by genetics
    • Offers a challenge to existing models for dealing with genetic information
    • Suggests a concept of property rights in the person
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    • Date Published: June 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521660273
    • length: 364 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Table of cases
    Table of legislation
    International instruments
    Miscellaneous documents
    Part I. Privacy: The General Part:
    1. Health care, patient rights and privacy
    2. Privacy: anti-social concept or fundamental right? Part II. Genetic Knowledge: The Existing Models:
    3. Human genetics and genetic privacy
    4. Autonomy, confidentiality and privacy
    Part III. A New Privacy Paradigm:
    5. Privacy and the public interest
    6. Privacy and property?
    Index.

  • Author

    Graeme Laurie, University of Edinburgh
    Graeme Laurie is senior lecturer in Law at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include the role of the law in promoting and protecting science, medicine and technology. He is a co-director of SCRIPT (the Scottish Centre for Research in Intellectual Property and Technology) and convener of a World Health Organisation working group.

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