Blogger Hsien-Hsien Lei has a post over at Eye On DNA about one sticky legal aspect related to genetic testing: parents who are suing doctors for "wrongful birth" when a baby is born with a genetic disease that could have been detected (but wasn't) by testing in utero. She mentions a recent case in Florida in which parents won $21 million in a lawsuit over the misdiagnosis of one child and the failure to genetically test the second child in utero.

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