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DNA, Data and Ethics

Stewart, J.A. (2006) DNA, Data and Ethics. Institute for Religion, Ethics and Public Life, Heythrop College, University of London.

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Abstract

The biophysical differences between different kinds of DNA data banks are described. The different ethical implications of DNA fingerprint data banks, data banks of known gene sequences, and data banks of total genomic sequences are considered. Ethical approaches using the concept of the common good and those based on human rights are evaluated in the context of DNA data. Additional theological considerations are discussed. In conclusion, a 'one size fits all' approach to bioethics in this area is rejected.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: DNA, databanks, bioethics, theological ethics
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of Humanities (Leeds) > School of Theology & Religious Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Jacqui A Stewart
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 09:38
Published Version: http://www.heythrop.ac.uk/index.php/content/view/4...
Status: Published
Publisher: Heythrop College
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1937

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