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Refusing to provide a prenatal test: can it ever be ethical?

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 30 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1174

Ethics or humanity?

  1. Neha S Godre, intern
  1. 1Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai 400022, Maharashtra, India

Huntington's disease manifests with cognitive, emotional symptoms, uncontrollable and abnormal movements due to destruction of neurones. There is loss of thinking, planning, speech, and synchronisation; the memory is affected, as is muscle control; psychological imbalances occur, and much more. Such patients face death more often due to complications of the …

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