Concepts of Genetic Disease

  • Mary Ann G. Cutter
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 81)


The Human Genome Project (HGP) has spawned a tremendous explosion in research in genetic science and medicine. A major impact of the HGP will be an evolution in the way we think about disease and normal physiology. What follows is an analysis of the concept of genetic disease, in light of the analysis that has taken place in this work, particularly in Chapters 3, 4, and 5. In this way, the analysis in this chapter carries out the lessons of this work by considering the nature of disease--in this case genetic disease--and how we know it, and how it reflects what and how we value. It illustrates how this work has application in current debates.


Genetic Testing Huntington Disease Human Genome Project Insurance Industry Complex Genetic Disorder 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary Ann G. Cutter
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  1. 1.University of ColoradoColorado SpringsUSA

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