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Fears that a rise in genetic testing will rule out insurance are “paranoia”

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 31 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:273
  1. Geoff Watts
  1. London

    Calming public fears and encouraging a more realistic perception of the impact of genetic testing were the themes of the first seminar organised by the newly formed UK Forum for Genetics and Insurance The meeting, held this week at the Royal Society, also heard about new prospects for the insurability of people with the gene for Huntington's disease.

    Sir Leslie Turnberg, chairman of the forum, pointed out that much of the research going on in …

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