The potential for misusing "genetic predisposition" in Canadian courts and tribunals

Mykitiuk, Roxanne; Pioro, Mark; Finkler, Lilith; Nisker, Jeff
October 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/4/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 14, p1601
Academic Journal
The article presents an analysis on the potential for misuse of genetic predisposition in courts and tribunals in Canada. It notes that genetic predisposition has reached 468 cases mostly concerning on workers' compensation. Moreover, it highlights the association between clinical conditions and gene sequences that allows patients and their families to better understand hereditary conditions while giving choices on the prevention, detection and treatment of diseases.


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