Genetic counseling and ethical issues for autism

  title={Genetic counseling and ethical issues for autism},
  author={W. McMahon and B. Baty and J. Botkin},
  journal={American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics},
  • W. McMahon, B. Baty, J. Botkin
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics
Exciting progress is being made in the journey toward discovery of genes conferring risk for autism and autism spectrum disorders. Currently, genetic counseling for idiopathic autism rests on clinical diagnosis and empiric risk estimates. While no genetic test for risk of autism currently exists, it is possible that such a test may emerge in the near future, and that commercial availability may precede adequate understanding of test characteristics. The complexity of multifactorial conditions… Expand
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