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Childhood testing for carrier status: the perspective of the Genetic Interest Group

Gillott, John (1998). Childhood testing for carrier status: the perspective of the Genetic Interest Group. In: Clarke, Angus ed. The Genetic Testing of Children. Oxford: Bios Scientific Publishers , pp. 97–102.

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Abstract

[About the book]

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 Chapter
Copyright Holders: 1998 Not known
ISBN: 1-85996-146-0, 978-1-85996-146-9
Extra Information: Originated from a meeting organized by EUROSCREEN, the British Medical Association and the Genetics Interest Group, held in London in June 1996.
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Item ID: 30380
Depositing User: Users 3642 not found.
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 11:04
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2011 11:04
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/30380
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