Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

Genetic research on addiction : ethics, the law, and public health / edited by Audrey R. Chapman.

  • Books

About this work


"The manner in which genetic research associated with addiction is conducted, interpreted and translated into clinical practice and policy initiatives raises important social, ethical and legal issues. Genetic Research on Addiction fulfils two key aims; the first is to identify the ethical issues and requirements arising when carrying out genetically-based addiction research, and the second is to explore the ethical, legal and public policy implications of interpreting, translating and applying this research. The book describes research guidelines on human protection issues such as improving the informed consent process, protecting privacy, responsibilities to minors and determining whether to accept industry funding. The broader public health policy implications of the research are explored and guidelines offered for developing effective social interventions. Highly relevant for clinicians, researchers, academics and policy-makers in the fields of addiction, mental health and public policy"--Provided by publisher.


Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Physical description

ix, 251 pages ; 24 cm.


Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Section I. Introduction: 1. Introduction to volume / Audrey R. Chapman; 2. The implications of genetic research on alcohol dependence for prevention and treatment / Rebecca Mathews, Adrian Carter and Wayne Hall; 3. Promises and risks for participants in studies of genetic risk for alcohol or drug dependence / Carl Erik Fisher, Deborah Hasin and Paul Appelbaum -- Section II. Research Ethics: 4. Improving the informed consent process in research with substance-abusing participants / David S. Festinger and Karen L. Dugosh; 5. Ethical considerations in generic research affected by parental substance abuse / Thomas J. McMahon; 6. Protecting privacy in genetic research on alcohol dependence and other addictions / Mark A. Rothstein; 7. Certificates of confidentiality: uses and limitations as protection for generic research on addiction / Zita Lazzarini; 8. Ethical issues in human genomic databases in addiction research / David B. Resnik; 9. Should addiction researchers accept funding derived from the profits of addictive consumptions? / Peter J. Adams -- 10. Ethical issues related to alcohol research funding from the alcohol industry and other commercial interests / Thomas F. Babor and Katherine Robaina -- Section III. Translating Addiction Research: 11. The public health implications of genetic research on addiction / Rebecca Mathews, Wayne Hall and Adrian Carter; 12. Genetics, addiction, and stigma / Jo C. Phelan and Bruce G. Link; 13. Lay beliefs about genetic influences on alcoholism: implications for prevention / Toby Jayaratne, Alicia Giordimaina and Amy Gaviglio; 14. Personalizing risk: how behavioral genetics research into addiction makes the political personal / Jonathan M. Kaplan -- Section IV. Conclusions: 15. Summary and recommendations" ethical guidance for genetic research on addiction and its translation into public policy / Audrey R. Chapman, Jonathan M. Kaplan and Adrian Carter.


  • English

Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    Medical Collection
    WM270 2012C46g
    Open shelves

Permanent link



  • 9781107653344
  • 1107653347