Eugenics Image Archive
This site, developed by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, explores the origins, flawed science, and social implications of eugenics through text and images.
Impact of Genetics on Insurance
This article examines the impact genetics will have on insurance—from genetic risk to how the data might be used and abused.
How Private Is My Medical Information?
Dr. Arthur Caplan raises the question of medical privacy in an article for Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a nonprofit organization focused on consumer education, research, and advocacy.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute, a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer. The site has background information on the causes and treatment of cancer, as well as NCI's research programs.
Rothstein, M. A. Genetic Secrets: Protecting Privacy and Confidentiality in the Genetic Era. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1999.
This book explores the ethical, legal, and social issues that have arisen due to advancements in genetics, specifically how privacy and confidentiality are affected.
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