NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In a position statement on genetic testing in children and adolescents published today, the American Society of Human Genetics pointed to a variety of ethical and other issues arising from such testing, both in clinical and research contexts, and made a number of recommendations.

The report touches on genome-scale, carrier, direct-to-consumer, pharmacogenomic, newborn, and pre-adoption testing, and covers the reporting of secondary findings, adult-onset conditions, incest, and non-paternity results.

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