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Genes and Insurance: Ethical, Legal and Economic Issues

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The result of two key social developments in recent years are examined here: the partial dismantling of the welfare state and the progress of genetics. Genetic insights are increasingly valuable for risk assessment, and insurers would like to use these insights to help determine premiums. Combined with the fact that social welfare is being curtailed, this could potentially create an uninsured high-risk population. Along with considerations of autonomy and privacy, this is the basis for an ethical critique of insurer's ...

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Genes and Insurance: Ethical, Legal and Economic Issues
2008, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521054508

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Genes and Insurance: Ethical, Legal and Economic Issues
2003, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521830904

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