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Privacy and Genetic Information

  1. Veronica English,
  2. Ann Sommerville

Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005191



How to Cite

English, V. and Sommerville, A. 2006. Privacy and Genetic Information. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. British Medical Association, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2006


To what extent can genetic information be considered private and personal? What obligations and duties do we owe to those with whom we have close family and personal ties?


  • privacy;
  • confidentiality;
  • duty;
  • obligation;
  • family