ERRATUM: Technical report: ethical and policy issues in genetic testing and screening of children

  title={ERRATUM: Technical report: ethical and policy issues in genetic testing and screening of children},
  author={Mary E. Fallat and Aviva L. Katz and Mark R. Mercurio and Margaret R. Moon and Alex L. Okun and Sally A. Webb and Kathryn L. Weise and Robert A Saul and Stephen R Braddock and Emily Chen and Debra L. Freedenberg and Marilyn C. Jones and James M. Perrin and Beth A. Tarini and Karen L David and Louis E. Bartoshesky and Rebecca Rae Anderson and Robert G. Best and Jodi Hoffman and Masamichi Ito and Amy A Lemke and Mitzi L. Murray and Richard R. Sharp and Vikas Bhambhani},
  journal={Genetics in Medicine},
The genetic testing and genetic screening of children are commonplace. Decisions about whether to offer genetic testing and screening should be driven by the best interest of the child. The growing literature on the psychosocial and clinical effects of such testing and screening can help inform best practices. This policy statement represents recommendations developed collaboratively by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics with respect to… 

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