DNA-Based Identity Testing and the Future of the Family: A Research Agenda

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Mary Anderlik Majumder

Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine

Mark A. Rothstein

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

Date Written: March 1, 2002

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Majumder, Mary Anderlik and Rothstein, Mark A., DNA-Based Identity Testing and the Future of the Family: A Research Agenda (March 1, 2002). American Journal of Law and Medicine, Vol. 28, pp. 215-232, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1548044

Mary Anderlik Majumder

Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine ( email )

One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX TX - Texas 77030
United States

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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