Warning Patients’ Relatives of Genetic Risks: Policy Approaches
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As an increasing number of genetic tests for specific early- and late-onset disorders move from research to the clinical setting, health care professionals are faced with new challenges or, alternatively, with novel twists on age-old ethical dilemmas. A finding that an individual carries a deleterious mutation can indicate that his or her relatives are at an increased risk of being affected by the same genetic disorder.
LACROIX Mireille, Béatrice GODARD et Bartha Maria KNOPPERS, "Warning Patients’ Relatives of Genetic Risks: Policy Approaches", (2005), GenEdit, III-3, I-8