Nutrition and Genomics: Issues of Ethics, Law, Regulation by David Castle

By David Castle

Nutrigenomics is the speedily constructing box of technological know-how that stories nutrient-gene interplay. This box has vast implications for realizing the interplay of human genomics and meals, yet may also have very particular implications for person nutritional strategies in gentle of non-public genetics. envisioned functions for nutrigenomics comprise genomics-based nutritional instructions and customized foodstuff in response to person genetic assessments. those advancements have sweeping moral, felony and regulatory implications for people, organizations and governments. This publication brings jointly specialists in ethics, legislations, regulatory research, and communique reports to spot and deal with correct concerns within the rising box of dietary genomics. Contributing authors are specialists within the social facets of biotechnology innovation, with services in nutrigenomics. From addressing the worry that nutrigenomics will rework foodstuff into drugs and undermine pleasures linked to consuming to the most recent within the technological know-how of nutrigenomics, this e-book presents a world-wide viewpoint at the capability impression of nutrigenomics on our organization with nutrition. *Explores the swiftly constructing, but no longer totally understood, impression of nutrigenomics at the dating to nutrients medicalization, genetic privateness, food and future health. *Provides floor for extra exploration to spot concerns and supply research to help in coverage and rules improvement *Provides moral and criminal insights into this unfolding technological know-how, in addition to serving as a version for wondering matters coming up in different fields of technological know-how and expertise

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INTRODUCTION Molecular science can be leveraged at almost every step along the food chain from the farmer to the consumer. 1). 1 Basic genomic research in plants, animals and humans promises to offer novel products designed to deliver optimal nutrition and health in defined populations at various stages of life. 2 The pre-emptive nutrition model. Indeed, at some point in the future, there is the exciting prospect of providing the ‘right food for you’ in the hopes of pre-emptively managing health and disease through diet.

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