The complexities of predictive genetic testing

Evans, James P., Skrzynia, Cécile and Burke, Wylie (2001) The complexities of predictive genetic testing. BMJ, 322 7293: 1052-1056. doi:10.1136/bmj.322.7293.1052


Author Evans, James P.
Skrzynia, Cécile
Burke, Wylie
Title The complexities of predictive genetic testing
Journal name BMJ   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0959-8138
0959-8154
Publication date 2001-04-28
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1136/bmj.322.7293.1052
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 322
Issue 7293
Start page 1052
End page 1056
Total pages 5
Place of publication London
Publisher British Medical Association
Language eng
Abstract Predictive genetic testing is the use of a genetic test in an asymptomatic person to predict future risk of disease. These tests represent a new and growing class of medical tests, differing in fundamental ways from conventional medical diagnostic tests. The hope underlying such testing is that early identification of individuals at risk of a specific condition will lead to reduced morbidity and mortality through targeted screening, surveillance, and prevention. Yet the clinical utility of predictive genetic testing for different diseases varies considerably. We explore here the factors that contribute to this variation and which will dictate the utility of any of these new tests now or in the future.
Keyword Alzheimer disease
Neuroethics folder
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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