Ethics, Medicine and Public Health
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Ethical issues in genetics and infectious diseases research: An interdisciplinary expert review
Alexis Walker, Vence L. Bonham, Angie Boyce, Ellen Wright Clayton, … Jeffrey Kahn
Research in genetics and infectious diseases (ID) presents novel configurations of ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSIs) related to the intersection of genetics with public health regulations and the control of transmissible diseases. Such research includes work both in pathogen genetics and on the ways that human genetics affect responses to ID. This paper identifies and systematizes the unique issues at this intersection, based on an interdisciplinary expert review.