Genetics and Ethics
Ethical issues surrounding genetics continue to be a focus of the Bioethics Research Library (BRL). The Library is grateful for support of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NIH) and its predecessor from 1994 to 2011. The assets of that long-term project, the National Information Resource on Ethics and Human Genetics, continue to be available to researchers at the BRL.
Below are featured resources on topics related to the ethical, legal and social implications of genetics research and practice. These include specialized databases searchable via the Internet, the full text of online annotated bibliographies and other print publications, syllabi featuring genetics issues, and organizations working in this area.
- GenETHX Blog — Scans bibliographical resources, portals and databases on the ethics and bioethics of genetic research arising from the Human Genome Project.
- Bioethics Thesaurus for Genetics — Controlled vocabulary for genetics used in creating tag cloud for the GenETHX Blog.
- DNA Patents—a collection of DNA-based patent applications and patents issued by the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office.
- Organizations—Resources and programs of over 100 organizations. Many offer degree programs in bioethics.
- Syllabus Collection—a collection containing over 100 online syllabi relating to ethics and genetics and ranging from high school through graduate education.
- Digital Collections—selected monographs about ethics of genetics research and clinical practice, including reports of governmental bodies and historical documents on eugenics.
- Annotated Scope Notes—annotated bibliographies presenting an overview of issues and viewpoints related to specific topics.
- QuickBibs—links to bibliographic citations for the 100 most recently published items in our databases.
- Custom Searches—Request a custom bibliography prepared by our experienced reference librarians.
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