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Ethical Aspects of Human Genetic Testing - an Information Paper

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Publication has been revoked as it has been superceded - 21 May 2010

Research into the structure and function of genes is increasing our understanding of their role in maintaining health and causing disease. The knowledge generated has already created, and will create further, opportunities and sound reasons for genetic testing of humans.


Ethical Aspects of Human Genetic Testing - an Information Paper focuses on the key ethical issues related to genetic testing, such as obtaining consent, counselling, and privacy and confidentiality matters. Some basic information about the technical aspects of genetic testing is also provided as background to the ethical issues. A bibliography, glossary and a list of Australian sources of information about genetic testing are also included.

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