The Information Provided by DNA Tests: An Overview of Issues (in Polish)

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Olga Dryla


The steady growth of the number of DNA tests offered results in the discussion on the ethical aspects of these tests becoming increasingly lively and multifaceted. This text provides an overview of selected issues concerning the characteristics, protection and quality of the information acquired as a result of carrying out DNA tests. I discuss the salient points in the debates on the possibility to justify the so-called genetic exceptionalism, and the ways of specifying the scope of the principle of confidentiality that protects the privacy of the information given by the subject. The final part of the article features the discussion on the importance of the possibility to use the information, acquired from these tests, in practice – for making decisions about the introduction of new kinds of tests for the clinical application.


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Dryla, Olga. 2014. “The Information Provided by DNA Tests: An Overview of Issues (in Polish)”. Diametros, no. 42 (December):29-56.
Special Topic - Cross sections of bioethics
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Olga Dryla, Jagiellonian University

Olga Dryla, PhDInstitute of PhilosophyJagiellonian University
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