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Risk Screening, Testing, and Diagnosis : Ethical Aspects

Hermerén, Göran LU (2015) p.698-705
Abstract

After an initial clarification of the notion of the risk, a brief discussion of the distinction between testing and screening, and of the difficulties of defining genetic information in a precise way follows an overview of public concerns raised by genetic testing and screening. Next section reviews various types of ethical issues in this context. The challenges are not the same for all types and purposes of such methods. The following sections therefore discuss issues raised by preimplantation diagnosis, prenatal diagnosis, prenatal and neonatal screening, presymptomatic testing, testing at the workplace and forensic uses of genetic tests. Finally some future concerns are outlined briefly.

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Ethical issues, Genetic information, Genetic screening, Genetic testing, Guidelines and recommendations, Public concerns
host publication
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
pages
8 pages
publisher
Elsevier Inc.
external identifiers
  • scopus:85043426596
ISBN
9780080970875
9780080970868
DOI
10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.31032-7
language
English
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yes
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397013c0-3ba0-4471-bcfc-6c911d91a18d
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2018-03-23 13:34:14
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  author       = {Hermerén, Göran},
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  keyword      = {Ethical issues,Genetic information,Genetic screening,Genetic testing,Guidelines and recommendations,Public concerns},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {03},
  pages        = {698--705},
  publisher    = {Elsevier Inc.},
  title        = {Risk Screening, Testing, and Diagnosis : Ethical Aspects},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.31032-7},
  year         = {2015},
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