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Prenatal diagnosis for "minor" genetic abnormalities is ethical.

Abstract:

Is it justified to detect minor genetic aberrations before birth and terminate pregnancies based upon such information? We present the case of a woman who wanted Prenatal Diagnosis (PND) to detect whether her female fetus was a Haemophilia mutation carrier. Such carriers are usually healthy. She wished to eradicate the Haemophilia mutation from her family to avoid future generations being affected and to protect her children from having to go through PND themselves. We explore existing guidel...

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10.1162/152651603322781648

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy Postholders
Role:
Author
Journal:
The American journal of bioethics : AJOB
Volume:
3
Issue:
1
Pages:
W-IF 3
Publication date:
2003-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1536-0075
ISSN:
1526-5161
URN:
uuid:4a6a5a49-dc30-4ac7-9211-5a8702a1ce53
Source identifiers:
192745
Local pid:
pubs:192745

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