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Concern for families and individuals in clinical genetics.

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Clinical geneticists are increasingly confronted with ethical tensions between their responsibilities to individual patients and to other family members. This paper considers the ethical implications of a "familial" conception of the clinical genetics role. It argues that dogmatic adherence to either the familial or to the individualistic conception of clinical genetics has the potential to lead to significant harms and to fail to take important obligations seriously. Geneticists are likely t...

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10.1136/jme.29.2.70

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
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Journal:
Journal of medical ethics
Volume:
29
Issue:
2
Pages:
70-73
Publication date:
2003-04-05
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EISSN:
1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
URN:
uuid:d40d072f-1fba-454a-bd9e-472a82a2d094
Source identifiers:
162644
Local pid:
pubs:162644

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