Ethical Issues in the Genetics of Complex Disorders

  • Wing May Kong
  • Angus J. Dawson


Our ability to predict disease onset by knowing the genetic makeup of an individual has profound ethical implications. This is particularly so with diseases such as stroke which occur late in life. This chapter presents the challenges raised by this knowledge.


Genetic Testing Ethical Issue Impair Fasting Glucose Public Health Intervention Complex Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineImperial CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.MESH (Medicine, Ethics, Society & History) DepartmentUniversity of BirminghamEdgbaston, BirminghamUK

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