TITLE

Ethical Issues in the Biotechnology Industry: Introduction to the Special Issue

AUTHOR(S)
MacDonald, Chris
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Business Ethics;Jan2008, Vol. 77 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses various reports published within the issue, including one by Melissa Whellams regarding the ethical aspects of a company which offers home testing kits for HIV and another by Cheryl Berg and Kelly Fryer-Edwards regarding direct marketing efforts for genetic testing services on the Internet.
ACCESSION #
27540223

 

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