Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, May 20th, 2004
"Although the moral responsibilities of clinicians and researchers in the new genetics are exhaustively reflected upon, much less attention has been paid to the factors affecting the moral reasoning of non-professionals when they reflect on genetic issues. In this paper, we compare the moral evaluations of somatic gene therapy (SGT) made by some of its potential consumers (patients) and its providers (medical professionals). The results highlight significant differences between professional opinion and non-professional evaluations," scientists writing in the journal Social Science &...
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