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Genetic Risk

  1. Lindsay Prior

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005618



How to Cite

Prior, L. 2006. Genetic Risk. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


Risk assessment of adverse genetic outcomes involves complex decision-making procedures. Human values and expert judgments of various kinds, as well as scientific and/or mathematical knowledge and technological hardware, are all implicated in the assessment process.


  • cancer;
  • population genetics;
  • referral criteria;
  • risk;
  • uncertainty