Grading the gene tests.

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  • Author(s): Rennie, John
  • Source:
    Scientific American. Jun94, Vol. 270 Issue 6, p88. 9p. 2 Color Photographs, 3 Black and White Photographs, 3 Diagrams, 4 Graphs.
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    • Abstract:
      Discusses the ethical problems surrounding genetic testing. Discovery of complications in genetic diseases due to advances in human genetics; Myth of genetic determinism; Screening campaign for sickle cell anemia in the 1970s; Difficulties in implementing the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine to minimize the potentially adverse effects of genetic testing; Discrimination in employment and insurance.