Ethics and genetics: Susceptibility testing in the workplace [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 35 (3):235 - 241 (2002)


Genetic testing in the workplace is a technology both full of promise and fraught with ethical peril. Though not yet common, it is likely to become increasingly so. We survey the key arguments in favour of such testing, along with the most significant ethical worries. We further propose a set of pragmatic criteria, which, if met, would make it permissible for employers to offer (but not to require) workplace genetic testing.

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Chris MacDonald
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The Human Genome Project.Lisa Gannett - 2009 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Pharmacogenetics: The Bioethical Problem of DNA Investment Banking.Oonagh P. Corrigan & Bryn Williams-Jones - 2006 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 37 (3):550-565.

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