Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Ethics Articles



Genetics

Responsible Product Use: Regulating the Spread of Genetic Information
Is a company with a genetic technology responsible for the uses to which other companies put their products?
Amanda Nelson
Pharmacogenomics, Ethics, and Public Policy
How personalized medicine can develop in a way that promotes the good of both individuals and the broader society
Karen Peterson-Iyer
'G' Is for Genes and Genomes
Genetic testing poses ethical problems for individuals who may learn they have an illness for which there is no treatment.
Margaret R. McLean
'H' Is for Heredity and Huntington's
An introduction to the ethics of genetic counseling and genetic testing.
Margaret R. McLean
Personalized Medicine: The Ethics of Access
Pharmacogenomics sparks new therapeutic possibilities and new threats to the U.S. health care system.
Karen Peterson-Iyer
Future of Food: An Introduction to the Ethical Issues in Genetically Modified Foods
Center Director of Biotechnology and Health Care Ethics Margaret R. McLean looks at the future of genetically modified food.
Margaret R. McLean
Future of Food
The Center's annual biotechnology conference.
Listening Behind the Questions: How Experts Can Improve the Public Discourse on Gene Patenting
Important ethical issues lie behind popular concerns about genetics.
Miriam Schulman
Of SNPS, TRIPS, and Human Dignity: Ethics and Gene Patenting
Report on a Center conference about the law and ethics of gene patenting.
Miriam Schulman
When What We Know Outstrips What We Can Do
Our genes contain information that scientists hope will help in the treatment of many diseases. Huntington's dissease provides a window on the choices we face as medicine increases our ability to intervene in human genetics.
Margaret R. McLean
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes?
An exploration of the ethics of genetically modified foods.
Miriam Schulman