Rethinking privacy in the genetic age

David Weisbrot

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Looks at the changes to privacy law and practice required by the rapid advances in genetic science and technology; the specific nature of genetic information, which is deeply personal and sensitive, but also is shared with biological relatives and the community; and accumulation of such information in biobanks, tissue banks, databases and familial registers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of genetics and society
Subtitle of host publicationmapping the new genomic era
EditorsPaul Atkinson, Peter Glasner, Margaret Lock
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9780415410809
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameGenetics and society


  • privacy
  • bioethics
  • genetics
  • regulation
  • governance
  • public policy


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