When is biology destiny? Biological determinism and social responsibility
de Melo-Martín, Inmaculada
Philosophy of Science 2003 December; 70(5): 1184-1194
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de Melo-Martín, Inmaculada (2005-09)It is argued here that bioethicists might inadvertently be promoting genetic determinism: the idea that genes alone determine human traits and behaviours. Discussions about genetic testing are used to exemplify how they ...
When Ethics Constrains Clinical Research: Trial Design of Control Arms in "Greater Than Minimal Risk" Pediatric Trials de Melo-Martín, Inmaculada; Sondhi, Dolan; Crystal, Ronald G (2011-09)For more than three decades clinical research in the United States has been explicitly guided by the idea that ethical considerations must be central to research design and practice. In spite of the centrality of this idea, ...