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Genetics and life insurance : medical underwriting and social policy

Author: Mark A Rothstein
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT, 2009.
Series: Basic bioethics series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Experts discuss the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of genetic testing in determining eligibility for life insurance.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A Rothstein
ISBN: 9780262512596 0262512599
OCLC Number: 262881412
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: p. cm.
Contents: Public attitudes / Mark A. Rothstein and Carlton A. Hornung --
The insurer perspective / Roberta B. Meyer --
The economics of risk selection / Arnold A. Dicke --
Medical underwriting / Robert K. Gleeson --
Genetic risks and mortality rates / J. Alexander Lowden --
The functions of insurance and the fairness of genetic underwriting / Norman Daniels --
Perspectives of consumers and genetics professionals / Wendy R. Uhlmann and Sharon F. Terry --
A comparative international overview / Bartha Maria Knoppers, Béatrice Godard, and Yann Joly --
Antitrust implications of insurers' collaborative standard setting / Robert H. Jerry II --
A consumer agenda / J. Robert Hunter --
Policy recommendations / Mark A. Rothstein.
Series Title: Basic bioethics series.
Responsibility: edited by Mark A. Rothstein.

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