Genomics, Obesity and the Struggle over Responsibilities

M.J.J.A.A. Korthals

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This volume addresses the overlapping aspects of the fields of genomics, obesity and (non- ) medical ethics. It is unique in its examination of the implications of genomics for obesity from an ethical perspective. Genomics covers the sciences and technologies involved in the pathways that DNA takes until the organism is completely built and sustained: the range of genes (DNA), transcriptor factors, enhancers, promoters, RNA (copy of DNA), proteins, metabolism of cell, cellular interactions, organisms. Genomics offers a holistic approach, which, when applied to obesity, can have surprising and d.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Number of pages249
ISBN (Print)9789400701267
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameThe International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics
ISSN (Print)1570-3010


  • philosophy
  • ethics
  • public health
  • human genetics


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