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Genetic Testing of Children

  1. Annie Procter

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005620



How to Cite

Procter, A. 2006. Genetic Testing of Children. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


It is generally well recognized and accepted that opportunities exist to test individuals for genetic disorders; however, the application of such genetic testing during childhood is subject to controversy and debate.


  • genetic testing;
  • childhood testing;
  • predictive test;
  • presymptomatic test;
  • carrier test;
  • adult-onset disorders;
  • consent