Clifford Law Offices offers these free articles to help educate people about subjects such as informed consent
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 16, 2008
The recent debate over the genetic testing of children to determine athletic ability demonstrates the new ethical and legal reality that our court system will be dealing with for years to come. The standard legal concept of informed consent, in the context of DNA harvesting and genetic testing, transforms into something much more complex. Tailored therapies and behavior modification due to anticipated ailments can yield healthier individuals but without proper laws to govern the storage and sharing of genetic materials, the unintended consequences can be troublesome. One potential consequence, discrimination based on genetic traits, could leave countless people without insurance or employment.
Robert Clifford, the nationally renowned personal injury attorney based out of Chicago, wrote about informed consent in the context of storing, testing and sharing genetic information in an article for the Chicago Lawyer. In "Who Owns Your DNA?" Clifford explores the state of the law as it pertains to informed consent for an individual's DNA. More importantly, Clifford goes on to outline some recommendations for the future of this inchoate area of law.
"Clifford Law Offices offers these free articles to help educate people about subjects such as informed consent," says Robert A. Clifford, Founder.
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