No blind alleys in the clinicBMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2754 (Published 25 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2754
- Andrew G L Douglas, academic clinical fellow in clinical genetics1
- 1Wessex Clinical Genetics Service, Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton SO15 6YA
In discussing the practical benefits of modern genetics, Le Fanu states that the prevention of monogenic disorders through antenatal screening is limited to thalassaemias and Tay-Sachs disease.1 In fact, when any causative genetic mutation is known …
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