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Fam Cancer. 2010 Mar;9(1):23-5. doi: 10.1007/s10689-009-9278-0. Epub 2009 Aug 15.

Are guidelines for genetic testing of children necessary?

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  • 1School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Boldrewood Campus, Bassett Crescent East, Southampton, SO16 7PX, Hampshire. ajf3@soton.ac.uk

Abstract

There is now a plethora of guidance on the genetic testing of children. This paper explores the recommendation that childhood testing for adult on-set conditions should be delayed until the child can make up their own mind. It analyses the underpinning arguments used to support this position and asks whether, given some of the problems with these, the guidelines are really necessary.

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19685282
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10.1007/s10689-009-9278-0
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