Genetics and human rights: Two histories: restoring genetic identity after forced disappearance and identity suppression in Argentina and after compulsory isolation for leprosy in Brazil

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Victor B. Penchaszadeh ; Lavinia Schuler-Faccini (2014)
  • Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Genética
  • Journal: Genetics and Molecular Biology, volume 37, issue 1 Suppl, pages 299-304 (issn: 1678-4685, eissn: 1678-4685)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1590/S1415-47572014000200016, pmc: PMC3983581
  • Subject: leprosy | QH426-470 | Research Article | Brazil | Genetics | Argentina | suppression of identity | genetics and human rights

Over the past three decades, there has been an accelerated development of genetic technology, leading to its use in human genetic identification for many purposes. Additionally, it has been made explicit that identity is a fundamental human right. A number of historical... View more
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