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Abortion and the Genetic Counselor: The Impact of Restrictive Legislation on Genetic Counseling Practice

The first class of genetic counselors graduated with an M.A. from the Sarah Lawrence College in 1971; less than two years later, the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in all…


Ethical issues related to research uses of residual dried bloodspots from newborn screening

Newborn screening for metabolic and genetic disease is arguably one of the greatest public health interventions—notwithstanding some ethical challenges and opportunities for improvement—because it…


Three decades of ethical, legal, and social implications research: Looking back to chart a path forward

More than thirty years ago in the United States, the National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its partner in the Human Genome Project (HGP),…


ELSI Friday Forum Seminar Series

ABOUT ELSI Friday Forum is a monthly one-hour seminar series featuring topics on the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genetics and genomics research.  Join us from 12:00-1:00 pm ET…


Announcing a New Special Issue of the Journal of Literature and Science

We are pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of the Journal of Literature and Science, Fictions of Genetic Privacy, co-edited by Jay Clayton and Claire Sisco King. It features nine…

Legal Challenges to Newborn Screening Research

The last few years have seen calls for more diverse and representative collections of biological samples for population based translational research. This need has sparked increased interest in using…

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Expiration Date: Aug 22, 2022

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