Ethical issues in genetics of mental disorders


Lucassen, Anneke (1998) Ethical issues in genetics of mental disorders. Lancet, 352, (9133), 1004-1005. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(05)60071-2).

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Most doctors regularly come across some form of ethical dilemma. The rapid accumulation of genetic knowledge has added a new dimension to the ethical dilemmas confronting medical practice. The advances have reached a transitional stage, at which the amount of knowledge on genes and their contribution to disease is rising exponentially, but how to use the information for the benefit of patients is commonly far from clear. Genetic information is usually personalised in a way that information about ...

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(05)60071-2
ISSNs: 0140-6736 (print)
1474-547X (electronic)
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1001 Forensic Medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Clinical Neurosciences
ePrint ID: 181299
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26 September 1998Published
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2011 08:11
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:36
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/181299

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