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Unformatted text preview: tions that there may
be to traits and behaviours. The field of
genomics has a responsibility to consider the
social implications of research into the
genetic contributions to traits and behaviours, perhaps an even greater responsibility
than in other areas where there is less of a history of misunderstanding and stigmatization. Decisions about research in this area are
often best made with input from a diverse
group of individuals and organizations.
Grand Challenge III-4 A s s e s s h o w t o
d e f i n e t h e e t h i c a l b o u n d a ri e s f o r u s e s o f
g e no mic s
Genetics and genomics can contribute understanding to many areas of biology, health and
life. Some of these human applications are
controversial, with some members of the public questioning the propriety of their scientific
exploration. Although freedom of scientific
inquiry has been a cardinal feature of human
progress, it is not unbounded. It is important
for society to define the appropriate and inappropriate uses of genomics. Conversations T h e t i...
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