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Record number 412994
Title Genomics, Obesity and the Struggle over Responsibilities
Author(s) Korthals, M.J.J.A.A.
Source Dordrecht : Springer (The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics 18) - ISBN 9789400701267 - 249
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0127-4
Department(s) Applied Philosophy Group
WASS
Publication type Scientific book (author)
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) filosofie - ethiek - volksgezondheid - humane genetica - philosophy - ethics - public health - human genetics
Abstract This volume addresses the overlapping aspects of the fields of genomics, obesity and (non- ) medical ethics. It is unique in its examination of the implications of genomics for obesity from an ethical perspective. Genomics covers the sciences and technologies involved in the pathways that DNA takes until the organism is completely built and sustained: the range of genes (DNA), transcriptor factors, enhancers, promoters, RNA (copy of DNA), proteins, metabolism of cell, cellular interactions, organisms. Genomics offers a holistic approach, which, when applied to obesity, can have surprising and d.
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