Testing Times Ahead: Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing and the Kind of Community that We Want to Be.

Brownsword, R. and Wale, J., 2018. Testing Times Ahead: Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing and the Kind of Community that We Want to Be. Modern Law Review, 81 (4), 646 - 672.

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Abstract

This article reviews the Nuffield Council on Bioethics’ report on Non‐Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT); and introduces two general questions provoked by the report – concerning, respectively, the nature and extent of the informational interests that are to be recognised in today's ‘information societies’ and the membership of today's ‘genetic societies’. The article also considers the role and nature of the Nuffield Council. While the Council's report identifies a range of individual and collective interests that are relevant to determining the legitimate uses of NIPT, we argue that it should put these interests into an order of importance; we sketch how this might be done; and we suggest that, failing such a prioritisation of interests, the Council should present its reflections in a way that engages public debate around a number of options rather than making firm recommendations

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0026-7961
Uncontrolled Keywords:Non‐Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT); autonomy choice and consent; harm avoidance; equality, fairness and inclusivity; information societies; genomic societies; Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:30994
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:16 Jul 2018 15:08
Last Modified:23 Jul 2018 14:25

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