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Genetic Information and the Family in Japan

  1. Darryl RJ Macer

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005587

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How to Cite

Macer, D. R. 2006. Genetic Information and the Family in Japan. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba Science City, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

  • privacy;
  • Japan;
  • Asia;
  • family;
  • discrimination