Genetic Information and the Family in Japan
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Macer, D. R. 2006. Genetic Information and the Family in Japan. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Historical fears over the use of genetic information in Japan cause rural people to hide the presence of genetic disease in their family. In urban and modern Japan, this image is changing and genetic counseling is gradually being introduced. Guidelines of the Japan Society of Human Genetics attempt to protect the clients and their families.