Genomics and Environmental Regulation
Science, Ethics, and Law
The first section explores environmental policy applications, including subpopulation genetic profiling, industrial regulations, and standardizing governmental evaluation of genomic data. The second section assesses from multiple angles the legal framework involved in applying genomics to environmental regulation. In the third section, the contributors review closely the implications of genomic research for occupational health, from disease prevention and genetic susceptibility to toxicants, to workers' rights and potential employment discrimination. A fourth section explores the bioethical and philosophical complications of bringing genetic data and research into nonclinical regulatory frameworks.
Genomics and Environmental Regulation points to ways in which information on toxicology and genetics can be used to craft more precise and efficient regulations.
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"A canonical compilation of fundamental issues of this topic by leaders in the field . . . Timely work."—Environmental Health Perspectives
"The breadth of material supported by real-world scenarios makes this an excellent resource for students of law or the sciences interested in the intersection of these fields."—Choice
"Genomics and Environmental Regulation makes a superb contribution to the literature. The editors have tapped top scholars and put together an excellent resource that occupies the outer, cutting edge of this rapidly developing field."—Wendy Wagner, University of Texas
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