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Citizens' Jury on Genetic Testing for Common Disorders

  1. Marcus J Longley

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005864



How to Cite

Longley, M. J. 2006. Citizens' Jury on Genetic Testing for Common Disorders. eLS. .

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  1. University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


It is important to discover the views of lay members of the public on genetic testing, which is a topic of intense popular interest, although the scientific, as well as ethical, legal and social issues are complex. The citizens' jury described here allowed 15 members of the public in Wales, UK, to hear, cross-examine and debate a variety of perspectives on the topic over 4 days, and their recommendations (28 in all) provide a challenging agenda for health policy makers and clinicians alike, and a useful insight into the perspectives and priorities of lay people.


  • citizens' jury;
  • health policy;
  • genetic testing;
  • lay perspectives;
  • national health service;
  • Wales