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
Date Written: July 1, 2005
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
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