This guide provides links to resources related to the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genetics/genomics/genome research. It explains what genomics is. It also provides a brief overview of genomics law and policy, with emphasis on gene patenting. Lastly, it provides a list of selected resources on these topics.
Other topics covered briefly include:
This guide focuses primarily on gene/genetic/genome ethics, which is just one area of the larger field known as bioethics. For more information on the entire range of bioethics issues, see the resources listed below.