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Population screening for genetic susceptibility to disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7613325     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Genetic screening for susceptibility to common diseases, such as the common cancers, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, may soon be technically feasible. Commercial interests should not be allowed to introduce such screening before proper evaluation or without adequate counselling and support. The evaluation of such testing should include psychosocial and medical outcomes and outcomes for those given low risks as well as high risks. These tests may distract attention away from environmental factors contributing to disease, for which social and political measures may be more appropriate than individualised susceptibility screening and lifestyle modification.
Authors:
A Clarke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ (Clinical research ed.)     Volume:  311     ISSN:  0959-8138     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ     Publication Date:  1995 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-22     Completed Date:  1995-08-22     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8900488     Medline TA:  BMJ     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; E; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Genetics, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Behavioral Research
Biology
Child
Genetic Predisposition to Disease*
Genetic Research
Genetic Testing*
Health Planning
Humans
Politics
Prejudice
Public Health
Resource Allocation
Risk Assessment*
Sociobiology
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