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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.


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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