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What does ELSI stand for?

ELSI stands for Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (scientific research; genome research)

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Chapter topics include a history of molecular medicine, DNA, RNA, genes, and chromosomes; Mendelian genetic traits; complex genetic traits; genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics; genetic and cellular therapies; reproduction and development; infectious diseases; forensic medicine and science; and ethical, legal, and social issues.
Many other findings in gene-environment interactions raise similar ethical, legal, and social issues about whether society should focus on labeling individuals as susceptible to a given disease or simply reduce environmental exposures for everyone.
These ethical, legal, and social issues are becoming increasingly more complex as new genetic and molecular techniques are used to study environmental toxicants and their potential influence on human and ecologic health.
Various articles on genetic privacy, discrimination against gene therapy, and genetics in the courtroom are referenced under the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues heading, which mentions that 3-5% of the HGP's annual budget goes toward studying the ethical, legal, and social implications surrounding the availability of genetic information.
The ultimate mission of the research program is to support research and education activities that 1) promote genetic privacy and fair use of genetic information, 2) encourage the responsible integration of new genetic information and technologies into clinical and nonclinical settings, 3) ensure that genetic research is conducted in an ethical manner, and 4) improve public and professional understanding about genetics, genome technology, and related ethical, legal, and social issues.
Addressing Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues The CEEH is not only fostering basic research into gene-environment interactions but is also looking ahead to understand the potential ramifications of this research.