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Genetic Counseling for the Public?

Kunstmann E. · Epplen J.T.

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Department of Human Genetics, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany

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Community Genet 2006;9:62–66

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Abstract of Assurance

Received: June 10, 2005
Published online: February 17, 2006
Issue release date: February 2006

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1662-4246 (Print)
eISSN: 1662-8063 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/PHG

Abstract

The widespread availability of diagnostic tools for numerous inherited diseases requires diligent decision-making regarding the risks and benefits, not only for the individual but also at the population level. Should therefore genetic counseling be offered to the entire population at risk for genetic diseases? In our opinion, the goals of public health may only be reached by serving primarily the individual at risk and his/her family. Efforts in public health genetics should be focused on appropriate genetic counseling, especially regarding common diseases with complex genetic components in the near future.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Assurance

Received: June 10, 2005
Published online: February 17, 2006
Issue release date: February 2006

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1662-4246 (Print)
eISSN: 1662-8063 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/PHG


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