Journal of
Medical Genetics and Genomics

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Genet. Genomics
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2278
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMGG
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 48

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


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.