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Genetic testing and professional responsibility: the italian experience

Authors
  • Bin, Paola
  • Conti, Adelaide
  • Capasso, Emanuele
  • Fedeli, Piergiorgio
  • Ceccarelli, Pierdomenico
  • Policino, Fabio
  • Casella, Claudia
  • Delbon, Paola
Type
Published Article
Journal
Open Medicine
Publisher
De Gruyter
Publication Date
Aug 24, 2018
Volume
13
Issue
1
Pages
298–300
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/med-2018-0046
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

Responsibility means responding to the damaging consequences of technical work and in this binding perspective the general principles of guilt in genetic diagnostics and related activities are not different from any other medical performance. Performing a genetic test however, especially when it has predictive characteristics, offers absolutely peculiar technical deontological issues. It is not and should not be considered as a mere habitual laboratory test but as a complex set of interactions that presupposes adequate information as a valid consensus to formalize absolutely in written form.

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