Rights and liberties in the biotech age : why we need a genetic bill of rights

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Summary
Academics, advocates, and activists argue that societies need a genetic bill of rights to protect the civil liberties, communitarian values, and minority rights of people against a technology that is out of control. The work with the ten principles that comprise the Genetic Bill of Rights developed by the Council for Responsible Genetics, which als
Contents
Genetics, "natural rights," and the preservation of biodiversity / Brian Tokar
The right to biodiversity, a concept rooted in international law and understanding / Philip Bereano
Life patents and democratic values / Matthew Albright
New enclosures, why civil society and governments should look beyond life patents / Hope Shand
Life patents undermine the exchange of technology and scientific ideas / Jonathan King and Doreen Stabinsky
Food free of genetic engineering, more than a right / Martha R. Herbert
A right to GE-free food, the case of maize contamination / Doreen Stabinsky
Ensuring the public's right to safe food / Richard Caplan
Acts of self-determination and self-defense, indigenous peoples' responses to biocolonialism / Debra Harry
Global trade and intellectual property, threats to indigenous resources / Vandana Shiva
Indigenous peoples and traditional resource rights / Graham Dutfield
Arguing for a right to genetic integrity / Marc Lappé
Refocusing genomics toward the human health effects of chemically induced mutations / Sheldon Krimsky
"Omics," toxics, and the public interest / José F. Morales
Procreative autonomy versus eugenic and economic interests of the state / Ruth Hubbard
A disability rights approach to eugenics / Gregor Wolbring
Genetic privacy in the health care system / Jeroo Kotval
Biotechnology's challenge to individual privacy / Philip Bereano
Beyond genetic anti-discrimination legislation / Joseph S. Alper
Analyzing genetic discrimination in the workplace / Paul Steven Miller
Disability rights and genetic discrimination / Gregor Wolbring
A fundamental right to post-conviction DNA testing / Peter J. Neufeld and Sarah Tofte
Forensic DNA, the criminal defendant's right to an independent expert / John Tuhey
The perils of human developmental modification / Stuart A. Newman
Human rights in a post-human future / Marcy Darnovsky
Rights for fetuses and embryos? / Ruth Hubbard.

Additional Information
Subjects Biotechnology -- Social aspects.
Bioethics.
Publisher Lanham :Rowman & Littlefield Publishers,2005
Contributors Krimsky, Sheldon.
Shorett, Peter, 1961-
Language English
Notes "A project of the Council for Responsible Genetics."
Description xiii, 235 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0742543404 (cloth : alk. paper)
0742543412 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780742543409 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780742543416 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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