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Genetic medicine can pose ethical and legal dilemmas or both. This short review highlights some of the ethicolegal issues in disclosure of genetic information to family members and considers whether the availability, or not, of a medical intervention is relevant in communication of risk information.

Original publication

DOI

10.1308/003588409x464496

Type

Journal article

Journal

Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Publication Date

09/2009

Volume

91

Pages

451 - 455

Addresses

Academic Unit of Genetic Medicine, Cancer Sciences Division, University of Southampton School of Medicine, MP105, Level G, The Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK. a.m.lucassen@soton.ac.uk

Keywords

Humans, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Communication, Disclosure, Family, Confidentiality, Genetics, Medical, Genetic Privacy, Informed Consent