Genetics and Indigenous communities: ethical issues

Kowal, Emma E. 2015, Genetics and Indigenous communities: ethical issues. In Wright,JD (ed), International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences (second edition), Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp.962-968, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.82058-9.

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Title Genetics and Indigenous communities: ethical issues
Author(s) Kowal, Emma E.
Title of book International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences (second edition)
Editor(s) Wright,JD
Publication date 2015
Start page 962
End page 968
Total pages 7
Publisher Elsevier
Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Summary  Indigenous people stand to benefit from advances in genomic technology, but genetic research in Indigenous communities has been controversial. This article reviews the ethical issues that Indigenous people and others have raised with reference to genetic research projects and biobanks. The ethical issues that apply to Indigenous people should be seen as additional to ‘conventional’ ethical issues that apply to all people, rather than replacing them. The additional ethical concerns discussed include group harm; cultural beliefs relating to biospecimens and human origins; community engagement and collective consent; benefit; ownership; and whether biospecimens can and should be ‘repatriated.’
ISBN 9780080970875
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.82058-9
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Field of Research 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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