Public is concerned about gene testing

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7093.1552b (Published 24 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1552
  1. E J Brunner, Chair, management committeea,
  2. J Sheppard, Consultanta,
  3. J Ravetz, Member, management committeea
  1. a Genetics Forum, London EC2A 2BH

    Editor—The decision of the Association of British Insurers that the results of genetic tests should be taken into account when new applications for insurance cover over £100 000 are being considered has created a dilemma for the public.1 As has been suggested, individuals may opt not to be tested or to choose private testing rather than the NHS. This situation potentially compromises the health of those who are at risk of heritable disease …

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