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The Genetic Testing of Children

Edition:
1st
Author(s):
ISBN:
9781859960523
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
June 15, 1999
Content Details:
352 pages
Language:
English

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    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.

    Reviews

      "I would like to recommend most parts of the book to all health care professionals. This volume can be considered as a valuable source of information" Human Genetics, 1999; ; "The Genetic Testing of Children is an excellent basis for further discussions