TITLE

Should families own genetic information?

AUTHOR(S)
Lucassen, Anneke
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);7/7/2007, Vol. 335 Issue 7609, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's opinions on whether families should own their own genetic information. Arguments are presented which suggest that the debate over who should own genetic information is more about privacy than ownership, that if anyone is to own genetic information it should be all those who have inherited it, that it must be available to those who might be at risk, and that methods for sharing this type of information needs to be sensitive and relevant and facilitated by modern medicine.
ACCESSION #
25849503

 

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