Are guidelines for genetic testing of children necessary?
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There is now a plethora of guidance on the genetic testing of children. This paper explores the recommendation that childhood testing for adult on-set conditions should be delayed until the child can make up their own mind. It analyses the underpinning arguments used to support this position and asks whether, given some of the problems with these, the guidelines are really necessary.
KeywordsAutonomy Best interests Children Genetic testing Guidelines
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