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The Right to Know and the Right Not to Know: Genetic Privacy and Responsibility 2nd ed

Edited by: Ruth Chadwick, Mair Levitt, Darren Shickle

ISBN13: 9781107429796
Published: September 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £26.99
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The privacy concerns discussed in the 1990s in relation to the New Genetics failed to anticipate the relevant issues for individuals, families, geneticists and society. Consumers, for example, can now buy their personal genetic information and share it online.

The challenges facing genetic privacy have evolved as new biotechnologies have developed, and personal privacy is increasingly challenged by the irrepressible flow of electronic data between the personal and public spheres and by surveillance for terrorism and security risks.

This book considers the right to know and the right not to know about your own and others' genomes. It discusses new privacy concerns and developments in ethical thinking, with the greater emphasis on solidarity and equity.

The multidisciplinary approach covers current topics such as biobanks and forensic databases, DIY testing, group rights and accountability, the food we eat and the role of the press and the new digital media.

Medical Law
Introduction: the right to know and the right not to know: seventeen years on Darren Shickle

Part I. Philosophical and Legal Issues:
1. The philosophy of the right to know and the right not to know Ruth Chadwick
2. Autonomy Jorgen Husted
3. Privacy and the right not to know: a plea for conceptual clarity Graeme Laurie

Part II. Issues in Genetics:
4. Biobanks and feedback: the right to know what other people know Kadri Simm
5. Suspects, victims and others: producing and sharing forensic genetic knowledge Robin Williams and Matthias Weinroth
6. Empowered by choice? Mairi Levitt
7. DIY: the right to know your own genome Barbara Prainsack
8. Genomics, inconvenient truths, and accountability Jeantine Lunshof and Ruth Chadwick

Part III. Emerging Issues:
9. The right to know and the right not to know in the era of neoliberal biopolitics and bioeconomy Henk ten Have
10. The parental love argument against 'designing' babies: the harm in knowing that one has been selected or enhanced Anca Gheaus
11. The inescapability of knowing and inability to not know in the digital society Richard Watermeyer
12. The press and the public interest Joachim Allgaier
13. The food we eat: the right to be informed and the duty to inform Michiel Korthals.