Future directions in genetic counseling: practical and ethical considerations.

  title={Future directions in genetic counseling: practical and ethical considerations.},
  author={Barbara B Biesecker},
  journal={Kennedy Institute of Ethics journal},
  volume={8 2},
The accelerated discovery of gene mutations that lead to increased risk of disease has led to the rapid development of predictive genetic tests. These tests improve the accuracy of assigning risk, but at a time when intervention or prevention strategies are largely unproved. In coming years, however, data will become increasingly available to guide treatment of genetic diseases. Eventually genetic testing will be performed for common diseases as well as for rare genetic conditions. This will… CONTINUE READING
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