Bioethics and health in international context

Proceedings of a symposium organised by the Académie des Sciences, Paris, France and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 30 November 2001

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Académie des Sciences de l'Institut de France

2002 | 100 pages | ISBN 90-6984-361-7 | free

This book holds a collection of articles written for the symposium about bioethics held in Amsterdam in 2001, a symposium triggered by President Chirac, who showed a special personal interest in bioethical problems. It concentrates on the various aspects of pre-symtomatic genetic screening as well as the ethical and legal aspect of scientific developments in the field of genomics, including the consequences of knowledge about individual genes.