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    The ethics of global psychiatric genomics: multilayered challenges to integrating genomics in global mental health and disability - A Position Paper of Oxford Global Initiative in Neuropsychiatric GenEthics (NeuroGenE)

    Kong, Camillia and Singh, I. (2018) The ethics of global psychiatric genomics: multilayered challenges to integrating genomics in global mental health and disability - A Position Paper of Oxford Global Initiative in Neuropsychiatric GenEthics (NeuroGenE). American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics 180 (8), pp. 533-542. ISSN 1552-4841.

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    Abstract

    Psychiatric genomics has the potential to radically improve the prevention and early intervention of serious mental and neurodevelopmental disorders worldwide. However, little work has been done on the ethics of psychiatric genomics—an oversight that could result in poor local uptake, reduced practical/clinical application, and ethical violations in this rapidly developing area of scientific research. As part of the Global Project of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, the Global Initiative in Neuropsychiatric GenEthics (NeuroGenE) based at the University of Oxford aims to embed ethical inquiry within scientific investigation and engage with fundamental ethical questions around a psychiatric genomics approach to mental and neurodevelopmental disorder. This position paper sets out the core aims of the NeuroGenE research programme and explores the importance of a crosscutting research orientation in this field based on multidisciplinary methodologies which can ensure that efforts to translate and apply global psychiatric genomics in public policy and clinical practice are ethically grounded strategies, respectful of different cultures and contexts.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at the link above. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): disability, ethics, mental disorder, psychiatric genomics
    School: School of Law
    Depositing User: Camillia Kong
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2019 09:16
    Last Modified: 13 Jun 2021 13:14
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/25444

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