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Genetic Screening Programmes

  1. Shanti Williamson

Published Online: 30 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005590.pub2



How to Cite

Williamson, S. 2008. Genetic Screening Programmes. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Glasgow School of Law, Glasgow, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2008


Genetic screening programmes may benefit individuals, their families and society, but they may also cause harm. As such, screening programmes should meet certain important requirements before they are routinely implemented.


  • genetics;
  • screening;
  • ethics