Human genetic research: emerging trends in ethics

Nat Rev Genet. 2005 Jan;6(1):75-9. doi: 10.1038/nrg1505.


Genetic research has moved from Mendelian genetics to sequence maps to the study of natural human genetic variation at the level of the genome. This past decade of discovery has been accompanied by a shift in emphasis towards the ethical principles of reciprocity, mutuality, solidarity, citizenry and universality.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Choice Behavior
  • Computational Biology / ethics
  • Confidentiality / ethics*
  • Databases as Topic / ethics
  • Ethics, Medical*
  • Genetic Research / ethics*
  • Genetics, Population
  • Genome, Human
  • Humans
  • Insurance, Health