Addressing the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implication of Genomic Research

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s the era of personalized medicine emerges, important ethical and legal questions arise about how personal genetic testing information is managed and used. For example, how should genetic information be used, by whom, and who should have access to it? As a result, there is a lot of current research on the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of scientific and medical advances from genomic DNA research. Many nations have allocated resources toward addressing these areas, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ELSI Program.

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