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The Philosopher's Zone - Program podcast

ABC Radio National

Society & Culture, Philosophy

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The Philosopher's Zone looks at the world of philosophy and at the world through philosophy. The program addresses the big philosophical questions and arguments. It also explores what philosophical analysis can contribute to our understanding of some of the fundamental and perplexing issues that face the world today.

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Who owns your genes?

May 21st, 2012

Episode 32 of 184 episodes

You might think that, if anybody owns your genes, it’s you, but if you know anything about your genes it will be because of professional gene testing.And in cases of a genetically transmitted disorder, should genetic counsellors breach patient confidentiality to disclose the results of genetic tests to relatives who are likely to be affected by the same disorder? Is genetic information personal information, which belongs to the patient being tested, or does it belong to all the patient’s genetic relations?

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