03. Coming to Terms with Genetic Information


3.1 Chapter 2 provided a basic primer on genetics and human health, which described the emerging understanding of genetic science in the wake of the Human Genome Project. This chapter considers the nature of the genetic information that may be obtained about a person as a result of these emerging technologies. In particular, the chapter considers the ways in which genetic information is similar to, and different from, other kinds of personal information, and the policy implications of this.

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