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third_party_rec.html), but confusion still
remains for many investigators and institutional review boards.
The use of genomic information is not
limited to the arenas of biology and of health,
and further research and development of policy options is also needed for the many other
applications of such information. The array
of additional users is likely to include the life,
disability and long-term care insurance
industries, the legal system, the military, educational institutions and adoption agencies.
Although some of the research informing the
medical uses of genomics will be useful in
broader settings, dedicated research outside
the healthcare sphere is needed to explore the
public values that apply to uses of genomics
other than for health care and their relationship to specific contextual applications. For
example, should genetic information on predisposition to hyperactivity be available in
the future to school officials? Or should
genetic information about behavioural traits
be admissible in criminal or civil proceedings? Genomics also provides greater opportunity to understand ancestral origins of
populations and individuals, which raises
issues such as whether genetic information
should be used for...
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