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Emerging issues in genetic testing in Sri Lanka

Deepthi De Silva

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2007.054


The ethical problems associated with genetic testing have been widely discussed. These issues include informed consent prior to testing, confidentiality of results, prenatal diagnosis and abortion of affected foetuses. The following cases illustrate some of the ethical issues that have arisen in Sri Lanka and are also likely to occur in other countries where genetics services are being introduced.

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