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Genetic testing in the workplace: a view from the USA.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1496554     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Progress in human genetics, accelerated by the Human Genome Project, is leading to a rapid proliferation in the number of genetic tests. Although they have their benefits, genetic tests have in the past been used by various societal institutions, including employers, to discriminate against and stigmatize individuals. In the light of the increase in the number of tests and some current reports of discrimination in employment, a variety of legal and regulatory measures have been proposed to prevent genetic discrimination in the workplace.
P Billings; J Beckwith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in genetics : TIG     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0168-9525     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Genet.     Publication Date:  1992 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-08     Completed Date:  1992-09-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507085     Medline TA:  Trends Genet     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  198-202     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115.
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MeSH Terms
Genetic Diseases, Inborn / diagnosis
Genetic Testing*
Occupational Medicine / methods*
United States

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