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Human Genome News, Nov. 1994; 6(4):16

Assessing Genetic Risks: Implications for Health and Social Policy

Assessing Genetic Risks: Implications for Health and Social Policy reports on a state-of-the-art study, conducted by a multidisciplinary panel of experts, on the current status and future implications of genetic testing [HGN 5(4), 9 (November 1993)]. This study, commissioned in 1990 by the NIH-DOE Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications component of the U.S. Human Genome Project and undertaken by the Institute of Medicine, explored scientific aspects of genetic risk assessment and the many societal problems surrounding such testing. The book was edited by Lori Andrews (American Bar Foundation); Jane Fullarton (Staff Study Director, now at Tascon); Neil Holtzman (Johns Hopkins University Hospital); and Arno Motulsky (University of Washington, Seattle), committee chair. Hard cover, 338 pp. 1994. [National Academy Press; 2101 Constitution Ave., NW; Washington, DC 20418 (202/334-3313 or 800/624-6242).]


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