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Some Ethical Aspects of Genetic Aproaches to Human Health Care: A Developmental Geneticist’s Point of View

  • I. Ivanov
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Abstract

There are distinct dissimilarities between phenomena taking place at different levels of life: what is true for cellular macromolecules may not be quite true for cellular processes as a whole, and may be still less true for the ontogeny of an organism. For example, the severity or mildness of such genetic diseases as thalassaemias is not directly related to the size of respective genetic lesions. In the course of phenotypic realization of genetic information in development, many enhancers and inhibitors can and do interfere with the process, so the connection between the genetic cause and the phenotypic effect may become rather equivocal.

Keywords

Health Care Problem Molecular Genetic Approach Elective Abortion Organism Development High Resolution Power 
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References

  1. Bankowski Z, Barzellato J, Capron AM (eds) Ethics and human values in family planning. CIOMS, Geneva, pp 68–85Google Scholar
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

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  • I. Ivanov

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