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Physicians and genetic malpractice.

  title={Physicians and genetic malpractice.},
  author={M. J. Howlett and D. Avard and B. Knoppers},
  journal={Medicine and law},
  volume={21 4},
Primary care physicians are unprepared for the increase in demands for prenatal genetic testing. Often, they do not possess the necessary knowledge, skills or attitudes to provide genetic counselling. Yet, since the demand for prenatal genetic services is growing faster than the number of genetic professionals, the responsibility of genetic counselling will fall to these physicians. Physicians who lack genetic literacy may find themselves the targets of lawsuits for wrongful birth and wrongful… Expand
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