Medicine And Books

Assessing Genetic Risks: Implications for Health and Social Policy

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 26 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1450
  1. Andrew P Read

    Ed Lori B Andrews, Jane E Fullarton, Neil A Holtzman, Arno G Motulsky National Academy Press, £28.95, pp 338 ISBN 0-309-04798-6

    Genetic screening tends to serve as a flypaper on which our hovering fears of a Brave New World alight and stick. In the future of all-conquering genetic technology, who should be screened for what and by whom? Here is a dense report, compiled by a committee of the great and the good, with hundreds of recommendations for action and inaction. How much …

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