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Prenatal diagnosis requests for Huntington's disease when the father is at risk and does not want to know his genetic status: clinical, legal, and ethical viewpoints.

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Clinical genetics units of hospitals occasionally receive requests from women for prenatal diagnosis for Huntington's disease when their male partners are at risk and do not want to know their genetic status for the disease. These cases raise significant legal and ethical concerns for the clinical team because such prenatal tests can reveal that the woman's partner has the genetic mutation for Huntington's disease when he does not want this information and may be unprepared for it. In this pa...

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10.1136/bmj.326.7384.331

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy Postholders
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
326
Issue:
7384
Pages:
331-333
Publication date:
2003-02-05
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:8a6111c1-1307-479e-b01a-a1d88ac1b1ed
Source identifiers:
192550
Local pid:
pubs:192550

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