Assessing Genetic Risks: Implications for Health and Social Policy

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Lori B. Andrews
National Academies, 1994 - Medical - 338 pages
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This book presents a current assessment of this rapidly evolving field, offering principles for actions and research and policy recommendations on key issues in genetic testing and screening. Among the important issues covered are quality control in genetic gesting; appropriate roles for public agencies, private health practitioners, research laboratories and centers, and companies involved in testing; value-neutral education and counseling for persons considering testing; use of test results in insurance, employment, and other settings; and more.

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This 1994 book offered little hope for the individual that proved to have a genetic disorder, "The ultimate goals of these scientific advances are the treatment, cure, and eventual prevention of ... Read full review

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