Is there a case in favour of predictive genetic testing in young children?

@article{Robertson2001IsTA,
  title={Is there a case in favour of predictive genetic testing in young children?},
  author={Stephen P Robertson and Julian Savulescu},
  journal={Bioethics},
  year={2001},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={26-49}
}
Genetic testing has brought the ability to predict the onset of diseases many years before symptoms appear and the use of such predictive testing is now widespread. The medical fraternity has met the application of this practice to children with caution. The justification for their predominantly prohibitive stance has revolved around the lack of a readily identifiable medical benefit in the face of potential psychological harms to the child. We argue that predictive testing can have important… CONTINUE READING

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