Genetic Testing of Children: Parental Requests
Published Online: 15 JUL 2006
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How to Cite
Gardner, J. 2006. Genetic Testing of Children: Parental Requests. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2006
Legal and ethical problems surface in relation to parental requests for genetic testing that offer no direct or immediate benefit to the child. Parents have a responsibility for the care of their children, rather than having rights over them; any decision made regarding the health of their child must be in the best interests of that child.
- parental responsibility;
- adult-onset disorder;
- late-onset disorder;
- parental responsibility rights of the child