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Nat Rev Genet. 2005 Jan;6(1):75-9.

Human genetic research: emerging trends in ethics.

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  • 1Centre de recherche en droit public, University of Montreal, C.P. 6128, succ. Centre-ville, Quebec H3C 3J7, Canada. knoppers@droit.umontreal.ca


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.

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