Genetics from Laboratory to Society

Societal Learning as an Alternative to Regulation

  • Gerard de Vries
  • Klasien Horstman

Part of the Health, Technology and Society book series (HTE)

About this book


Based on detailed studies of the actual use of genetic testing in context, this book looks at the ethical and political questions raised by the expanding role of genetic information in society. In contrast to the established perspective which focuses on individual freedom, the authors emphasize a pragmatic approach focussed on societal learning.


ethics genetics Moral morality prenatal diagnosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerard de Vries
    • 1
  • Klasien Horstman
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.University of AmsterdamNetherlands
  2. 2.Technical University EindhovenNetherlands
  3. 3.University of MaastrichtThe Netherlands

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