Genetic testing in the classroom

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7011.1026b (Published 14 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1026
  1. Peter Jones,
  2. Mike Billett,
  3. Paul Scotting,
  4. Sandy Raeburn
  1. Lecturer Lecturer Lecturer Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, City Hospital, Nottingham NG5 1PB
  2. Professor of clinical genetics Centre for Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Scien

    EDITOR,--Audrey Tyler and her colleagues are concerned that students' practical work could lead to genetic screening without pretest counselling.1 We have run such practicals for four years (for science students) and for two years (for medical students). Students are given the option of testing whether they are carriers of the defect causing cystic fibrosis (in terms of the δF-508 mutation) after an explanatory …

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