Genetic Exceptionalism and Legislative Pragmatism

The Hastings Center Report, No. 4, pp. 27-33, July-August 2005

7 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2009 Last revised: 13 Dec 2009

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Mark A. Rothstein

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law; University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: July 1, 2005

Abstract

Can passing anti-discrimination laws ever be a bad idea? Yes, if broad policy reform is abandoned in favor of genetic-specific legislation. But in spite of its serious flaws, both in concept and in practice, genetic-specific legislation id sometimes worth passing anyway.

Keywords: genetics, genetic exceptionalism, mental disorders, addiction, personality, genetic testing, criminal law

JEL Classification: K31, K32

Suggested Citation

Rothstein, Mark A., Genetic Exceptionalism and Legislative Pragmatism (July 1, 2005). The Hastings Center Report, No. 4, pp. 27-33, July-August 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1517358

Mark A. Rothstein (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law ( email )

Louisville, KY 40202
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.louisville.edu/bioethics

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

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