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Clinical Genetic Research 3: Genetics ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Soc... - PubMed - NCBI

Clinical Genetic Research 3: Genetics ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Soc... - PubMed - NCBI

 2015;1281:369-82. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2428-8_22.

Clinical Genetic Research 3: Genetics ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues) Research.


ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues) is a widely used acronym in the bioethics literature that encompasses a broad range of research areas involved in examining the various impacts of science and technology on society. In Canada, GE(3)LS (Genetics, Ethical, Economic, Environmental, Legal, Social issues) is the term used to describe ELSI studies. It is intentionally more expansive in that GE(3)LS explicitly brings economic and environmental issues under its purview. ELSI/GE(3)LS research has become increasingly important in recent years as there has been a greater emphasis on "translational research" that moves genomics from the bench to the clinic. The purpose of this chapter is to outline a range of ELSI-related work that might be conducted as part of a large scale genetics or genomics research project, and to provide some practical insights on how a scientific research team might incorporate a strong and effective ELSI program within its broader research mandate. We begin by describing the historical context of ELSI research and the development of GE(3)LS research in the Canadian context. We then illustrate how some ELSI research might unfold by outlining a variety of research questions and the various methodologies that might be employed in addressing them in an area of ELSI research that is encompassed under the term "public engagement." We conclude with some practical pointers about how to build an effective ELSI/GE(3)LS team and focus within a broader scientific research program.

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