TITLE

Gene screen

PUB. DATE
April 1992
SOURCE
New Scientist;4/4/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1815, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that a new committee set up by Britain's Nuffield Council on Bioethics will debate the ethics of genetic screening. Will be chaired by child health researcher June Lloyd (University of London); Will examine current issues in genetic screening; Will assess risks of stigma that could be attached to people thought to be `genetically disadvantaged'; More.
ACCESSION #
9205041342

 

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