Genetic links, family ties, and social bonds: rights and responsibilities in the face of genetic knowledge.

@article{Rhodes1998GeneticLF,
  title={Genetic links, family ties, and social bonds: rights and responsibilities in the face of genetic knowledge.},
  author={Rosamond Rhodes},
  journal={The Journal of medicine and philosophy},
  year={1998},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={10-30}
}
Currently, some of the most significant moral issues involving genetic links relate to genetic knowledge. In this paper, instead of looking at the frequently addressed issues of responsibilities professionals or institutions have to individuals, I take up the question of what responsibilities individuals have to one another with respect to genetic knowledge. I address the questions of whether individuals have a moral right to pursue their own goals without contributing to society's knowledge of… CONTINUE READING

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