Such privacy regulations will needlessly reinforce unscientific notions of genetic exceptionalism
among the public.
David Clark, Genetic Exceptionalism
and Paternalism Themes in New German Legislation, GENOMICS L.
Does genetic exceptionalism
advice extend the patient's zone of privacy to include potentially affected relatives?
Also, Martin, Hopkins, Nightingale, and Kraft show in their empirical analysis of pharmaceutical and genomic companies that genomics has had far less effect on pharmaceutical practices than originally expected, making an important contribution to the argument against genetic exceptionalism
Murray, Genetic Exceptionalism
and "Future Diaries": Is Genetic Information Different from other Medical Information?
a result of genetic exceptionalism
, laws and policies around the world
12) The genetic exceptionalism
has lead to the recognition of a moral right to genetic privacy.
Therein, genetic information is being considered as part of the entire spectrum of all health information and not a separate category as such, in the sense of genetic exceptionalism
This singling out of genetic information for special protection seems to indicate an exceptionally powerful amount or type of knowledge--hence, genetic exceptionalism
The advocates of genetic exceptionalism
(a position that considers genetic information as different from other types of health information and warranting special treatment) have advanced various reasons in support of their position.
For example, they may draw upon the fact that the populace at large has thoroughly bought into genetic exceptionalism
4) Most commentators have cautioned against genetic exceptionalism
, but to no avail.