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What are the moral and ethical issues in DNA technology?


This is a huge topic with many different sources to discuss potential ethical issues regarding DNA technology, genetics and genomics. Listed below are some resources: 

Genetics and Public Policy Center

Two sites that are sponsored by the National Institutes of Health are: 

The Genetics Home Reference gives 5 links to areas in the handbook that discuss ethical issues in genetics and genomics. One of these sections deals specifically with ethical issues in human genetics.

Related Resources:

Genetics and Public Policy Center
Bioethics Resources on the Web
Genetics Home Reference
Ethical Issues in Human Genetics factsheets

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Response by:

Anne   Matthews, RN, PhD Anne Matthews, RN, PhD
Associate Professor of Genetics
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University