Effectiveness of genetic testing in certain diseases must be evaluated

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7155.417a (Published 08 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:417
  1. Linda Garvican, Principal public health specialist
  1. South East Institute of Public Health, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 0XT

    EDITOR—I was interested to read the series on the new genetics, having recently completed a review on this subject, commissioned by the 12 health authorities in South Thames.1 We identified a major problem, which has not been mentioned in any of the articles—namely, the enormous head of steam that is building up as a result of research progress in the past few years. …

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