Published in Law and Health Weekly, July 28th, 2007
Dr Anneke Lucassen, a clinical geneticist at the University of Southampton, believes that if anyone is to own genetic information, it has to be all those who have inherited it and, more importantly, it must be available to all those who might be at risk.
The question, she says, is how to balance a right to privacy with disclosing risks to others.
Patient confidentiality is of course one of the most important cornerstones of medical...
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