Genomics and policymaking: from static models to complex systems?

Hum Genet. 2009 May;125(4):375-9. doi: 10.1007/s00439-009-0644-7. Epub 2009 Feb 28.


In the 20 years following the launching of the Human Genome Project, socio-ethical and legal responses to the policy issues raised have varied across jurisdictions. There seems, however, to be a move away from the more static, classical responses that characterized the first decade to a more epigenetic and complex one. The latter policy approach better reflects the dynamic nature of the science itself.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Genomics / ethics
  • Genomics / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Human Rights
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Policy Making
  • Public Health
  • Systems Biology