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How the role of computing is driving new genetics public policy.

Marturano, Antonio and Chadwick, Ruth (2004) How the role of computing is driving new genetics public policy. Ethics and Information Technology, 6 (1). pp. 45-53. ISSN 1388-1957

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Abstract

In this paper we will examine some ethical aspects of the role that computers and computing increasingly play in new genetics. Our claim is that there is no new genetics without computer science. Computer science is important for the new genetics on two levels:(1) from a theoretical perspective, and (2) from the point of view of geneticists practice. With respect to (1), the new genetics is fully impregnate with concepts that are basic for computer science. Regarding (2), recent developments in the Human Genome Project (HGP) have shown that computers shape the practices of molecular genetics; an important example is the Shotgun Method's contribution to accelerating the mapping of the human genome. A new challenge to the HGP is provided by the Open Source Philosophy (I computer science), which is another way computer technologies now influence the shaping of public policy debates involving genomics.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Ethics and Information Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords: bioinformatics - copyrights - databases - Human Genome Project - information - open source - patenting - public good - shotgun method - specificity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 24166
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 03 Mar 2009 13:34
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:22
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/24166

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