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Predictive genetic testing of minors Evidence and experience with families

In this issue of Genetics in Medicine, Wakefield et al.1 report data from a systematic review of 13 studies involving 966 minors who received risk information through either genetic testing or family history, most frequently for hereditary cancer and cardiovascular syndrome. In the majority of cases, the minors and their parents reported no adverse psychological outcomes.


Biesecker, B. B. (2016). Predictive genetic testing of minors: Evidence and experience with families. Genetics in Medicine, 18(8), 763-4. https://doi.org/10.1038/gim.2015.191

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