Susan Schmerler

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This article reviews the work carried out by the NSGC ad hoc Committee on Ethical Codes and Principles between 1986 and 1991 and serves as a guide for interpreting the NSGC Code of Ethics. The NSGC Code of Ethics is written from the “ethic of care” perspective. It is based on the responsibilities that arise from the four primary relationships genetic(More)
The patient had been referred for genetic counseling because her first child had a multiple congenital malformation syndrome. She was pregnant again and was seeking information about the risks of recurrence and available prenatal diagnostic procedures. She came to the session alone. We started the session with the usual general questions, with the goal of(More)
We present an infant with true trisomy 22. Mosaicism is ruled out by the finding of a 47,XX, +22 karyotype in all cells analysed originating from two embryonic germ layers. The physical findings are consistent with the previously noted features including developmental delay, ear abnormalities, micrognathia, clefting, and congenital heart disease. The(More)
The following article was originally presented as a workshop at the 1992 NSGC Annual Education Conference. It was the first in a series of programs designed to fulfill the educational component of the Board of Directors' charge to the Ethics Subcommittee of the interpretation, education and application of the Code of Ethics. Applications of the Code to(More)
Thirty-one genetic amniocenteses involving multiple gestations were performed in the genetics unit between 1976 and 1982. Three sets of triplets were included. Precise locations of the sacs were determined using real-time ultrasonography and successful sampling of all sacs was accomplished. Spontaneous abortions occurred in two normal twins and one normal(More)
This article is "must" reading for researchers in human genetics studying people who may be considered intellectually impaired. A discussion of the competing interests of protecting individual rights and accommodating the need for scientific experimentation raises relevant considerations. The proposed guidelines for studies involving cognitively impaired(More)
Assisted reproductive techniques (ART) became a topic of dinner conversation when Louise Brown was born in England in 1978. Twenty years later Dolly was cloned. Lori B. Andrews has been consulted as an advocate and an adviser and has been involved in both the legal and ethical issues that have evolved in the years between Louise and Dolly. She has worked in(More)