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The Genome Project and Pandora`s Box -The Light and Dark of Genetic Research-

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Authors
Hwang, Kyung Sig
Issue Date
2004
Publisher
서울대학교 철학사상연구소
Citation
철학사상, Vol.18, pp.1-27
Keywords
genetic determinismhuman dignityright not to know
Abstract
In this article, while summarizing all the main
problems involved in recent results of genetic science, I would
first like to look into the topics that have social-ethical
meanings. Then, as recent public interest and professional
discussion have made implicit, I'll address questions of genetic
determinism or reductive essentialism and focus on the
complexity of the genes as an open system together with
various other environmental factors. Furthermore values such as
the sanctity of life and human dignity that have been the main
supporting pillars in the ethical discussion about the negative
aspects of genetic research, are not very clear ideas themselves
in meaning and they will need to be relatively balanced with
other values too. Then I'll focus on the very present desperate
problem, which is that because of the gap in development
between the genetic diagnosis and the genetic treatment, we can
not help requesting the right not to know as well as the right
to know about our own genetic information.
ISSN
1226-7007
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/11329
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