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The genetic testing of children

Clarke, Angus John, ed. 1998. The genetic testing of children. Oxfordshire, United Kingdom: Bios Scientific Publishers Ltd.

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Abstract

This book, written by a leading geneticist, examines the ethical and social issues raised by the genetic testing of children. The opinions of geneticists, ethicists and affected families are all included to give a balanced view of this controversial field. Issues covered include confidentiality, potential abuses of genetic information (eg the use of test results by insurance companies) and the value of predictive genetic testing. The aim of the book is to improve awareness of the complexity of the issues raised and provide suggestions as to how the discussions must develop - it therefore raises new questions as well as answering those that already exist.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Bios Scientific Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1859961460
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 09:22
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/94156

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