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GB3 Discuss ethical considerations in research into genetic influences on behaviour. Genetic research – research into human genetics aiming to determine the influence of genes on behaviour and identify genes that are involved with hereditary diseases and disorders. Pose risks to participants and families when they have genetic predisposition to disorder or behaviour that is harmful To prevent this ethics must be considered and kept so all participants are not harmed, experiment is ethically valid Ethical considerations that will be discussed – confidentiality and stigmatisation Confidentiality – participants should know how their privacy and confidentiality will be protected, and how the results will be used, reveal private information about individual about other family members that can cause dispute among family members Stigmatisation – unfairly labelled by a characteristic that is ashamed off, can lead to different treatment of participants e.g. knowledge of genetic predispositions can cause refusal from
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  • Three '14
  • Mark Horswell
  • Psychology, Genetics, participants, genetic predisposition, 5-HTT gene, Discuss ethical considerations

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