Letters Modern genetics

No blind alleys in the clinic

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2754 (Published 25 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2754
  1. Andrew G L Douglas, academic clinical fellow in clinical genetics1
  1. 1Wessex Clinical Genetics Service, Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton SO15 6YA
  1. andrew.douglas{at}suht.swest.nhs.uk

    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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