Human Genetics: Ethical Issues and Social Impact
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Sharpe, N. F. and Carter, R. F. 2006. Human Genetics: Ethical Issues and Social Impact. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Although genetic testing provides information that gives some degree of control over a potentially devastating situation, restrictive test licensing and prohibitively expensive fees may deny patients' access to genetic testing services. A comparative analysis of genetic testing for breast cancer, cystic fibrosis, hereditary hemochromatosis and Canavan disease is useful to review the social, ethical and legal implications for medical care and research.
- genetic testing;
- gene patents;
- cystic fibrosis;
- hereditary breast cancer;