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Bioethics: ELSI

  1. Susan Connell

Published Online: 30 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001902



How to Cite

Connell, S. 2001. Bioethics: ELSI. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2001


Bioethics is the study of ethical issues in biology and other life sciences, and in healthcare and medicine. In human genome research, bioethics provides a framework for discussion of ethical, legal and social issues, notably genetic privacy, genetic discrimination, and gene therapy (somatic and germline).


  • bioethics;
  • ELSI;
  • gene therapy;
  • genetic discrimination;
  • genetic privacy;
  • human genome project