GMS 6221 Ethics in Genetics
Ethics in Genetics explores the history of eugenics and how those issues still inform some of the major issues in controversy during the contemporary period. Ethical issues in human subjects research on genetics as well as the clinical ethical issues are covered, as are informed consent and confidentiality in genetic testing that are distinctive to genetics. Other topics include ethical issues raised by whole genome and exome testing, prenatal genetic diagnosis and selective implantation of embryos, ownership and custody of stored biological samples in genetic testing, and legal and policy responses to genetic discrimination and health disparities.
Includes a presentation and critical discussion of relevant topics pertaining to ethics, policy, and translation in genetics research. Responsible conduct of research is also covered.
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