Bioethics in the Post-genomic Era

Alena Buyx, Barbara Prainsack

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Bioethics is a rapidly developing field. It draws on conceptual and methodological tools from a number of academic disciplines to tackle ethical issues that arise within medical practice, the life sciences, health care provision and management, and related areas. From its early inception in the form of medical ethics, where it was mainly concerned with moral conflicts that played out within the relationship between doctors and patients, it has evolved into a multidisciplinary field that utilizes a wealth of theoretical and methodological approaches to address a variety of moral and practical questions. This article focuses on the most recent developments of bioethics in the so-called postgenomic age.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - 26 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Bioethics
  • Genomics
  • Postgenomics


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