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The connected self : the ethics and governance of the genetic individual

Author: Heather Widdows
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series: Cambridge bioethics and law.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[Publisher-supplied data] Currently, the ethics infrastructure -- from medical and scientific training to the scrutiny of ethics committees -- focuses on trying to reform informed consent to do a job which it is simply not capable of doing. Consent, or choice, is not an effective ethical tool in public ethics and is particularly problematic in the governance of genetics. Heather Widdows suggests using alternative  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Widdows
ISBN: 9781107008601 1107008603
OCLC Number: 800719398
Description: xiv, 205 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The individual self and its critics --
The individualist assumptions of bioethical frameworks --
The genetic self is the connected self --
The failures of individual ethics in the genetic era --
The communal turn --
Developing alternatives: benefit sharing --
Developing alternatives: trust --
The ethical toolbox part one: recognising goods and harms --
The ethical toolbox part two: applying appropriate practices --
Possible futures.
Series Title: Cambridge bioethics and law.
Responsibility: Heather Widdows.
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Heather Widdows suggests new ethical frameworks for genetic governance, to replace those that offer little protection and permit significant injustice.  Read more...

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'Widdows' argument ... not only clearly demonstrates the need for new ways of thinking about contemporary issues in genetics and genomics, but also highlights the ways in which ethics itself Read more...

 
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