Normative Approaches to Address Genetic Discrimination: Placebo or Panacea?
Trends in Genetics, Forthcoming
34 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2017 Last revised: 12 Mar 2017
Date Written: March 6, 2017
Genetic discrimination is one of the most pervasive issues associated with genetic research and its large-scale implementation in developed countries. In the past decades, governments of an increasing number of countries have adopted public policies to protect their populations from genetic discrimination. Our research presents a comparative review of laws and policies addressing genetic discrimination worldwide. It provides a concise typology and critical appraisal of existing normative approaches. After analyzing these documents and regrouping them under eight policy approaches, our article concludes by formulating some suggestions for future development public policy development.
Keywords: genetic discrimination, comparative law, personalized medicine, bioethics, insurance, human rights
JEL Classification: N40
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