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  • Main Title Ethical and legal issues arising from complex genetic disorders. DOE final report


  • Author: Andrews, Lori
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Research.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (United States)


  • Name: IIT (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 2002-10-09


  • English


  • Content Description: The project analyzed the challenges raised by complex genetic disorders in genetic counselling, for clinical practice, for public health, for quality assurance, and for protection against discrimination. The research found that, in some settings, solutions created in the context of single gene disorders are more difficult to apply to complex disorders. In other settings, the single gene solutions actually backfired and created additional problems when applied to complex genetic disorders. The literature of five common, complex genetic disorders--Alzheimer's, asthma, coronary heart disease, diabetes, and psychiatric illnesses--was evaluated in depth.
  • Physical Description: 3 p.


  • Keyword: Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Keyword: Genetics
  • Keyword: Asthma
  • Keyword: Genes
  • Keyword: Public Health
  • Keyword: Hereditary Diseases
  • STI Subject Categories: 59 Basic Biological Sciences
  • Keyword: Ethical Aspects
  • Keyword: Ethical Aspects Genetics
  • Keyword: Legal Aspects
  • Keyword: Quality Assurance
  • STI Subject Categories: 60 Applied Life Sciences
  • Keyword: Genetics


  • Other Information: PBD: 9 Oct 2002


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: NONE
  • Grant Number: FG02-01ER63168
  • DOI: 10.2172/805433
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 805433
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc739265


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE00805433
  • Display Note: Medium: P; Size: 3 pages