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Underwriting lethal genetic diseases.

  title={Underwriting lethal genetic diseases.},
  author={Lowden Ja},
  journal={Journal of insurance medicine (New York)},
  • Lowden Ja
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine
  • Journal of insurance medicine (New York)
: There are thousands of single gene deposits that cause increased morbidity or mortality risks. Few have complete penetrance leading to certain death. Most can be underwritten with affordable increases in premium; many at standard rates. As we learn more about penetrance for specific mutations we can learn to be more aggressive in underwriting inherited risks. I have described approaches to underwriting untested applicants to Huntington disease, and tested applicants who carry dominant… Expand
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