Catholic Health Association of the United States
To distinguish genetic testing's positive aspects from its downsides, we who work in Catholic health care must begin examining these new technologies in the light of our faith tradition. In this article, as a first step in creating such a theological-moral critique, I identify: • four dimensions of genetic testing that belie its benevolent image • Three central Christian beliefs that are useful in assessing or challenging various assumptions and practices associated with genetic testing By bringing the latter to bear on the former, I hope to provide a model for how further theological-moral critique might proceed.
Lysaught, M Therese. Genetic Testing's "Soft Underbelly": Christian Vision and Bio-Utopia. Health Progress, 82, 2: 54-59, 2001. Retrieved from Loyola eCommons, Institute of Pastoral Studies: Faculty Publications and Other Works,
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