Das ELSI-Programm des U.S.-amerikanischen Humangenomprojekts – neue Perspektiven für die Medizinethik?The ELSI program of the US-American Human Genome Project – new perspectives for medical ethics?

Ethik in der Medizin 13 (4):243-252 (2001)

Definition of the problem: The ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues) program of the Human Genome Project is the biggest bioethical research project to date. However, it has met with fairly critical reception. Arguments: ELSI is nevertheless an important element in current bioethics. We can learn not just from the results and methodology of the numerous studies that received ELSI funding, but also by looking at the pros and cons of its close institutional integration into the Human Genome Project. Finally, excellent didactic resources have been developed, providing helpful tools for the improvement of medical ethics teaching. Conclusion: A critical analysis of the ELSI program can be instrumental in developing new perspectives in medical ethics
Keywords Keywords: Human Genome Project – Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) – Medical ethics – Institutionalization – Teaching  Schlüsselwörter: Humangenomprojekt – Ethische, rechtliche und soziale Implikationen – Medizinethik – Institutionalisierung – Didaktik
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DOI 10.1007/pl00009795
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