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Genetics

Daniel B. Sinclair

in Jewish Biomedical Law

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780198268277
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683480 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268277.003.0003
Genetics

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This chapter sketches an outline of a general halakhic approach to modern genetics and addresses a number of issues in somewhat greater detail. These issues include the abortion of genetically defective foetuses, the preservation of genetic privacy, the theological issue of genetic determinism, and cloning.

Keywords: genetic privacy; abortion; halakhah; genetic determinism; genetics; cloning

Chapter.  11869 words. 

Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law

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