Ethical, Legal, Social, and Policy Issues in the Use of Genomic Technology by the U.S. Military

1(3) Journal of Law and the Biosciences 244 (2014)

Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-19

38 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2014 Last revised: 12 Jun 2015

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Maxwell Mehlman

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Tracy Li

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Date Written: July 4, 2014

Abstract

Advances in genomic science are attracting the interest of the U.S. military for their potential to improve medical care for members of the military and to aid in military recruitment, training, specialization, and mission accomplishment. While researchers have explored the ethical, legal, and social issues raised by the use of genomic science in a wide variety of contexts, there has been virtually no examination of these issues in connection with the use of genomics by the military. This article identifies potential uses of genomic science by the military, proposes an applicable ethical and legal framework, and applies the framework to provide ethical and legal guidance for military decision-makers.

Keywords: Genomic Technology, Military Ethics, TNIH Ethical, Legal, NIH Social Implications Research Program

JEL Classification: K32

Suggested Citation

Mehlman, Maxwell and Li, Tracy, Ethical, Legal, Social, and Policy Issues in the Use of Genomic Technology by the U.S. Military (July 4, 2014). 1(3) Journal of Law and the Biosciences 244 (2014), Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-19, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2464706

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Tracy Li

Case Western Reserve University School of Law ( email )

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Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
United States

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