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Genetics and Insurance

1st Edition

Edited by FRANCOIS EWALD, T. McGleenan, Urban Wiesing

Garland Science

144 pages

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Paperback: 9781859960875
pub: 1999-06-15
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Compiled by a well known and respected team of editors and contributors from interdisciplinary backgrounds, this book has its origins in the Euroscreen project, a research project funded by the European Commission to examine the legal and ethical issues arising from the use of genetic testing and screening since 1990. Contributors from members of a sub-group look at the likely impact of genetic testing on insurance.

It will be published at a point when the significant controversy surrounding this issue will have intensified throughout the European Union. Although taking a European perspective, it addresses US issues where there is a strong interest in comparative legislative strategies, taking a themed approach, this book looks comprehensively at the basis issues with an analytical rather than a descriptive approach.

Reviews

"this book is an excellent summary of the evolution of genetics, insurance and the law up to very recently. It is an excellent first reference source for insurers, actuaries and clinicians and ethicists". Human Genetics 2000; ; "the overall result is

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS033040
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Insurance / Health
SCI007000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biochemistry
SCI029000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General