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Genes and Plays: Bringing ELSI Issues to Life


Karen H. Rothenberg


University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Lynn Wein Bush


Columbia University Medical Center, Center for Bioethics

February 1, 2012

Genetics in Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 274-277, 2012
U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-14

Abstract:     
Ethical complexities surround the promise of genomic technology and the power of genetic information as they alter conceptions of identity and dynamics within personal and professional relationships. Creative approaches such as dramatic vignettes offer a unique analytical stage for imagining the bioethical past and future. Dramatic narratives can bring to life images of differing perspectives and values when experiencing innovations in medicine. Although the scientific landscape shifts, concerns expressed in theatre from 50 years ago parallel many contemporary ELSI (ethical, legal and social implications) issues, highlighting the ongoing struggle to appreciate the impact of emerging genetic technologies on relationships. To illuminate these enduring concerns, we explore how perceptions and relationships have influenced - and been influenced by - genetics as portrayed through dramatic vignettes. We build on the legacy of using case vignettes as a clinical teaching modality, and believe similar value exists within the research ethics domain. The selection of dialogue discussed encompasses abbreviated excerpts from two existing and one original vignette that we staged at the ELSI 2011 Congress and various academic and health institutions.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 5

Keywords: genetics, genomic research, plays, vignettes, ELSI

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Date posted: March 14, 2012  

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Rothenberg, Karen H. and Bush, Lynn Wein, Genes and Plays: Bringing ELSI Issues to Life (February 1, 2012). Genetics in Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 274-277, 2012; U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-14. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2021105

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Karen H. Rothenberg (Contact Author)
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law ( email )
500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1786
United States
Lynn Wein Bush
Columbia University Medical Center, Center for Bioethics ( email )
College of Physicians and Surgeons
630 West 168th Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 3-470
New York, NY 10032
United States
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