Genetic Discrimination: A Legal Or Biological Issue?

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Myssior, Bárbara Augusta de Paula Araujo ; Silva, Luís Eduardo Gomes (2016)
  • Publisher: Revista de Biodireito e Direito dos Animais
  • Journal: Revista de Biodireito e Direito dos Animais (issn: 2525-9695, eissn: 2525-9695)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.21902/2525-9695/2016.v2i2.1381
  • Subject: Genetics; Human Genome; Genetic Data; Genetic Identity; Genetic Privacy; Genetic Discrimination; Discrimination | Genética; Genoma Humano; Dados Genéticos; Identidade Genética; Intimidade Genética; Discriminação Genética; Discriminação

This essay debates the technological evolution that, from the decoding of the human genome has opened up many scientific benefits, and yet brings up a new kind of segregation: genetic discrimination. Based on the right to privacy, as well as the concept of genetic identity, as well as data protection and information, worked up the genetic discrimination. Therefore, documentary research and critical analysis of scientific papers were taken, using up of the inductive reasoning method. As a result, elucidate how such discrimination affects individuals, it is possible to conclude that regardless of the type of discrimination, all should be restrained by law.
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