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"Holding your breath": Interviews with young people who have undergone predictive genetic testing for huntington disease

Abstract:

Guidelines recommend that predictive genetic testing for Huntington disease (HD) should be deferred until the age of majority (18 years in most countries). However, opposition to these guidelines exists, with some professionals arguing that testing may be beneficial for young people, and should be considered much earlier. Empirical evidence is unable to substantiate either position. We aimed to (1) explore the experience of predictive genetic testing for HD from the young person's perspective...

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10.1002/ajmg.a.31720

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Journal:
American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A
Volume:
143
Issue:
17
Pages:
1984-1989
Publication date:
2007-09-01
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EISSN:
1552-4833
ISSN:
1552-4825
Source identifiers:
192637
Language:
English
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pubs:192637
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uuid:d532ed9f-0725-4a0c-aec7-d4cbfcab8dca
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pubs:192637
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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