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RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY

The Thousand-Dollar Genome

  • Aired: 01/25/2013
  • 08:34
  • Rating: NR
Science has made rapid strides in genetic testing—especially in children—to understand serious birth defects or congenital abnormalities, or the child’s predisposition to disease later in life. But guidelines for the use of this technology are lacking, leaving questions about who should be tested, and how much parents should be told.
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Doctors are asking, “What should we tell people? How will they use this information?"
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