Genetic data has become a commodity. There is now a sizeable market for genetic information just like there is for navel oranges and consumer electronics…but what are the ethical ramifications?
Scientists and philosophers all over the globe continue to grapple with the complex question surrounding the recent glut of readily-available genetic data. When it comes to selling personal genetic data, is it ever ethical?
Cancer is the leading cause of morbidity across the world, responsible for somewhere around one in six deaths. Nearly 1.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States alone.
For decades, researchers have been chasing the elusive “cure for cancer.” New technologies have advanced the fight against cancer substantially in the past ten years alone, and researchers have just announced startling findings of a new study on Huntington’s Disease, a fatal genetic affliction.