TITLE

THE GHOST IN OUR GENES: LEGAL AND ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF EPIGENETICS

AUTHOR(S)
Rothstein, Mark A.; Yu cai; Marchant, Gary E.
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine;Winter2009, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an analysis concerning the legal and ethical implications of epigenetics. It is stated that epigenetics is a new scientific discovery that has demonstrated certain exposures during the developmental vulnerability periods. It is added that epigenetics has environmental and genetic connection to the traits and characteristics of an individual that can cause long-term damage to expose its progeny.
ACCESSION #
39884633

 

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