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How does genetics impact society and society impact genetics?

Topic

Genetics & Ethics

Framing Question

How does genetics impact society and society impact genetics?

Learning Objectives

  • Compare the benefits and risks associated with the acquisition, ownership and storage of personal genetic and genomic information.
  • Defend the assertion that genetic testing will play a central role in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in the future.
  • Contrast past and present views about how genetic information should be used by society, employers, and the government in support of public policies.
  • Write about how obtaining personal genetic information could lead to negative consequences affecting others.

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