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Ethical issues in genetic counseling. - PubMed - NCBI

Ethical issues in genetic counseling. - PubMed - NCBI

 2017 Jan 23. pii: S1521-6934(17)30010-X. doi: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2017.01.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Ethical issues in genetic counseling.


Genetics has made great progress in the past decades, and prenatal diagnosis, predictive genetic testing, and genetic counseling have drawn the limelight of public attention. Because the subject of genetic counseling is of crucial consequence for both the short and long term, its ethical aspects are paramount. The question is whether mankind is mature enough to use this extraordinary knowledge in the right way for the benefit of the society. In the center of ethical questions is the comprehensiveness of information provided to the couples or patients and counseling them about results and making informed educated decisions. In addition, it is crucial how sensitive personal information is treated and whether and how it should be made public.


fetal anomalies; genetic disease; noninvasive prenatal testing; predictive genetic testing; prenatal diagnosis; prenatal genetic counseling


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