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Genetic testing for single gene disorders

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Deepthi de Silva

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, LK
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Abstract

Genetic testing for single gene disorders is becoming available in Sri Lanka. While it offers many benefits, there are concerns about psychological and social problems that can be a consequence of such tests. This article aims to review the potential benefits and disadvantages of genetic testing, and recommends mechanisms that would help minimise problems associated with the inappropriate use of genetic tests.

(Index words: Counselling, ethical aspects, psychosocial problems)  

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v49i1.3279

Ceylon Medical Journal 2004; 49: 18-20

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v49i1.3279
How to Cite: de Silva, D., 2011. Genetic testing for single gene disorders. Ceylon Medical Journal, 49(1), pp.18–20. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v49i1.3279
Published on 15 Aug 2011.
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