Genetic Testing to Predict Disease: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI)

by Linda MacDonald Glenn
American Institute of Biological Sciences - ()


Genetic testing to predict disease can be helpful to individuals and some families but poses ethical, legal, and social questions. For example: •Do you know your privacy rights when it comes to genetic testing? •Does a doctor have a right to share your information with family? •Would you allow a child to have genetic testing? •Would you use genetic testing to choose the “right” embryo?

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