The physician as gatekeeper to the use of genetic information in the criminal justice system

Samuel C. Seiden, Karine Morin

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Abstract

This report provides guidance to physicians by discussing their ethical responsibilities to protect genetic information. Specifically, the report considers the need for genetic privacy; diagnostic and therapeutic use of genetic information; the creation of databanks to store genetic information; the use of genetic information by the criminal justice system; and the circumstances in which physicians may ethically disclose genetic information to law enforcement authorities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-94
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy

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