Sui, Suli and Sleeboom-Faulkner, Margaret (2007) Commercial genetic testing in mainland China: Social, financial and ethical issues. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 4 (3). pp. 229-237. ISSN 1176-7529Full text not available from this repository.
This paper provides an empirical account of commercial genetic predisposition testing in mainland China, based on interviews with company mangers, regulators and clients, and literature research during fieldwork in mainland China from July to September 2006. This research demonstrates that the commercialization of genetic testing and the lack of adequate regulation have created an environment in which dubious advertising practices and misleading and unprofessional medical advice are commonplace. The consequences of these ethically problematic activities for the users of predictive tests are, as yet, unknown. The paper concludes with a bioethical and social science perspective on the social and ethical issues raised by the dissemination and utilization of genetic testing in mainland China.
|Schools and Departments:||School of Global Studies > Anthropology|
|Depositing User:||Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner|
|Date Deposited:||06 Feb 2012 15:09|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 14:46|