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Made out of eighteen chapters contributed via specialists within the fields of biology, machine technological know-how, details expertise, legislation, and philosophy, Ethics, Computing, and Genomics presents teachers with a versatile source for undergraduate and graduate classes in an exhilarating new box of utilized ethics: computational genomics. The chapters are prepared in a manner that takes the reader from a dialogue of conceptual frameworks and methodological views, together with moral idea, to an in-depth research of arguable concerns concerning privateness and confidentiality, details consent, and highbrow estate. the quantity concludes with a few predictions concerning the way forward for computational genomics, together with the position that nanotechnology will most likely play as biotechnologies and knowledge applied sciences proceed to converge.
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Protection in terms of genetic-specific policies or laws. Consider that ethical issues arise in areas and fields other than genetics, as well. So why should ethical concerns involving computational genomics, or for that matter concerns involving the broader field of genetics, deserve any special normative consideration? Underlying many of the arguments favoring special normative protections for personal genetic information is the assumption that this kind of information is unique and thus is “exceptional” in some sense.
O’Neill (2002, p. ” She believes that this data should be viewed as distinctive, not because of factors cited by genetic exceptionalists but because of the uses to which it can be put by third parties. O’Neill correctly notes that third parties who have “no personal interest”37 in someone’s genetic data are nonetheless sometimes very eager to gain access to this data and use it for ends other than that for which it was intended. We can agree with O’Neill’s suggestion that it is because of the uses to which genetic information can be put, rather than because of anything intrinsic to the information itself, that this information warrants special consideration.