Flexi Says: ELSI stands for Ethical, Legal and Social Issues. It's a term associated with the Human Genome project. This project didn't only have the goal to identify all the genes in the human genome, but also to address the ELSI that might arise from the project. Rapid advances in DNA-based research, human genetics, and their applications have resulted in new and complex ethical and legal issues for society.
ELSI issues include the following: Are genetically modified foods safe to eat? Who controls a person’s genetic information? How far should we go to ensure that children are free of mutations?etc.