p. 2017. Genetic Information and the Law
- G. T. Laurie, G. T. LaurieProfessor of Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Edinburgh
- S. H. E. HarmonS. H. E. HarmonHonorary Fellow in the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh
- and E. S. DoveE. S. DoveLecturer in Risk and Regulation at the University of Edinburgh
This chapter discusses the nature of genetic disease and the role of the genetic counsellor in handling personal and familial genetic information; legal and ethical responses to the ‘familial’ nature of genetics; individual and family interests in genetic information; other parties’ interests in genetic information; state interest in genetic information; gene therapy; and cloning.