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J Mol Diagn. 2008 Sep;10(5):377-82. doi: 10.2353/jmoldx.2008.070162. Epub 2008 Aug 7.

Medical ethics for the genome world: a paper from the 2007 William Beaumont hospital symposium on molecular pathology.

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  • 1Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA. kormond@stanford.edu

Abstract

Medical genetics, and in particular the areas of genetic testing and genetic counseling, are replete with ethical and social issues. This review provides readers with a summary of the genetic testing and counseling process, as well as the clinical challenges that can lead to ethical dilemmas during these processes. Using a clinical medical ethics approach, several hypothetical case scenarios are presented and discussed to provide examples of the ethical issues that can arise.

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