DNA-Based Identity Testing and the Future of the Family: A Research Agenda
18 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2010
Date Written: March 1, 2002
Many of the societal challenges associated with the genetic revolution rest on predictions about the effects of the future development and diffusion of technologies for manipulating the human genome. Identity testing is different. Relatively sophisticated techniques for identity testing using DNA currently exist, and these techniques are already creating conflicts and challenges for families and policymakers. More precisely, scientific advances and social trends are raising difficult questions about the source and nature of parental obligation, the steps required to protect the privacy of individuals when suspicion begins to corrode family relationships and the role of attorneys and other professionals in these volatile situations.
Keywords: Americans with disabilities Act, ADA, disability, medical criteria, definition, coverage, impairment
JEL Classification: K31, K32
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