The XYZ Controversy

TitleThe XYZ Controversy
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsPritchard, MS, Goldfarb, T
Corporate AuthorsNational Academy of Engineering, OEC
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
KeywordsGENETICS , Human Research Subjects , Privacy and Surveillance , SCIENCE
AbstractThis case looks at some of the controversy surrounding genetics research, informed consent, and genetics testing. Describes controversy over research on individuals having the XXY gene, and the public pressure that ensued to stop the research experiment.
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