Canada's first private genetic testing clinic 'highly problematic': geneticist

Basky, Greg
November 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/27/2001, Vol. 165 Issue 11, p1524
Academic Journal
Reports that Canada's first private genetic testing center, GenoCentre owned by Genometrics Corporation, is under criticism from geneticists. How the center offers paying customers a profile of their predisposition to diseases; Argument that the clinic takes advantage of the public's lack of understanding about the risks, benefits and limitations of genetic science; Opinion that genetic testing should be offered in a non-profit system.


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