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Article Number - 2DE4E6066807


Vol.8(1), pp. 1-4 , November 2017
DOI: 10.5897/JMGG2017.0081
ISSN: 2141-2278



Full Length Research Paper

The impact of genome information on mate selection: From the African perspective



Samuel Mawuli Adadey
  • Samuel Mawuli Adadey
  • Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.
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 Received: 11 April 2017  Accepted: 24 October 2017  Published: 30 November 2017

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This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


Mate selection in humans is an important social activity which is central to every individual’s life. The debate on the ethics of generating and using genetic information has been of concern to several researchers from the time of the completion of the human genome project till now. Some of the important questions to consider include whether it is ethical to generate and use genetic information in mate selection. This piece of literature is focused on critically evaluating the possible impacts of the knowledge of the genomic information on the choice of a life partner from the African perspective.

 

Key words: Mate selection, ethical, legal and social issues, genome information.

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APA Adadey, S. M. (2017). The impact of genome information on mate selection: From the African perspective. Journal of Medical Genetics and Genomics, 8(1), 1-4.
Chicago Samuel Mawuli Adadey. "The impact of genome information on mate selection: From the African perspective." Journal of Medical Genetics and Genomics 8, no. 1 (2017): 1-4.
MLA Samuel Mawuli Adadey. "The impact of genome information on mate selection: From the African perspective." Journal of Medical Genetics and Genomics 8.1 (2017): 1-4.
   
DOI 10.5897/JMGG2017.0081
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JMGG/article-abstract/2DE4E6066807

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