Introduction - How prenatal diagnosis is entangled in historical and social contexts

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When reproductive medicine introduced prenatal testing and when geneticsbegan to transform diagnosis and general prognoses into predictive genetics,genetic responsibility was introduced into bioethics and became the concernof(future)parentsandaffectedpersons.Acountry’sbiopoliticsincludedthesebiomedical practices and became concerned with how states can evaluate andregulate genetic testing, and related questions of risk management. In orderto better understand social and technological changes in the field of prenatalgenetic diagnosis, their implications for the individual and society, and theircultural,philosophicalandethicalmeanings,aresearchprojectwasfundedbythe Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGenetic Responsibility in Germany and Israel : Practices of Prenatal Diagnosis
EditorsChristina Schües
Number of pages17
Publishertranscript Verlag
Publication date18.11.2022
ISBN (Print)978-3-8376-5988-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-8394-5988-1
Publication statusPublished - 18.11.2022