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Title Genetic discrimination : transatlantic perspectives on the case for a European-level legal response / edited by Gerard Quinn, Aisling de Paor, Peter Blanck
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (301 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Notes on contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; Section 1 Advances in genetic science and technology; 2 Tracing the history, evolution and future orientation of genetic science and technology; Section 2 Ethical and legal dilemmas arising from emerging technologies; 3 Diversity ethics and the impact of genetic technologies; 4 Genes, identity and clinical ethics under conditions of uncertainty; 5 The use of genetic information outside of the therapeutic health relationship: An international perspective
12 National legal and policy responses to genetic discrimination in Europe: The difficulties of regulation13 Genetic discrimination and the draft European Union General Data Protection Regulation; 14 Accommodating genes: Disability, discrimination and international human rights law; Section 5 Considering the way forward for the EU; 15 Genetic discrimination: Is it time for the EU to take on a new challenge?; 16 Conclusion; Index
Section 3 The United States legislative experience6 US legislative and policy response: Some historical context to GINA; 7 The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) 2008; 8 Genetic discrimination in the workplace after GINA; Section 4 Building the case for a European Union regulatory response; 9 Genetic discrimination in insurance: Lessons from Test Achats; 10 Employment practices in a new genomic era: Acknowledging competing rights and striking a balance; 11 Medical (genetic) examinations for non-health purposes: The relevance of European legal standard setting
Summary As genetic technologies advance, genetic testing may well offer the prospect of detecting the onset of future disabilities. Some research also forwards that certain behavioural profiles may have a strong genetic basis, such as the determination to succeed, or the propensity for risk-taking. As this technology becomes more prevalent, there is a danger that genetic information may be misused by third parties and that particular genetic profiles may be discriminated against by employers, by providers of social goods and services, such as insurance companies and even by educational facilities.This
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Subject United States. Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008.
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol (2007 March 30)
Discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation.
Discrimination in insurance -- Law and legislation.
Genetic screening -- Law and legislation -- European Union countries.
Genetic screening -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Human chromosome abnormalities -- Diagnosis -- Law and legislation -- European Union countries.
Human chromosome abnormalities -- Diagnosis -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Blanck, Peter David, 1957- editor
De Paor, Aisling, editor
Quinn, G. (Gerard), editor
ISBN 1135044619 electronic bk
9781135044619 electronic bk