By Darren Shickle (auth.), Ruth Chadwick, Darren Shickle, Henk Ten Have, Urban Wiesing (eds.)

This selection of essays represents the paintings produced during a three-year undertaking funded via the fee of the eu groups less than the Biomed I programme, at the ethics of genetic screening, entitled 'Genetic screening: moral and philosophical views, with exact connection with multifactorial diseases'. the quick identify of the undertaking used to be Euroscreen, thereafter referred to as Euroscreen I, within the gentle of the truth that a moment undertaking on genetic screening was once thus funded. The undertaking was once multinational and multidisciplinary, and had as its goals to check the character and quantity of genetic screening programmes in numerous ecu international locations; to examine the social coverage reaction to those advancements in numerous international locations; and to discover the applicability of normative moral frameworks to the problems. The undertaking used to be led by means of a center crew who had oversight of the venture and participants of that have acted as editors for this quantity. Darren Shickle edited the 1st part; Henk ten Have the second one; Ruth Chadwick and concrete Wiesing the 3rd and ultimate half. the amount opens with an outline of genetic screening and the rules to be had for addressing advancements within the box, with detailed connection with the Wilson and Jungner ideas on screening. the 1st of the 3 significant sections thereafter comprises papers at the cutting-edge in numerous international locations, including a few research of social context and policy.

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