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25 Recommendations on the ethical, legal and social implications of genetic testing

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The following 25 recommendations are organised into three chapters addressing:
- General framework;
- Implementation of genetic testing in healthcare systems; and
- Genetic testing as a research tool.
The 25 recommendations try, where possible, to address the relevant actors. Sometimes they also take the tone of a ¿code of conduct¿. Hence these recommendations should function partly as a ¿code of conduct¿ for any actor in the field of genetic testing and partly as an ¿action plan for genetic testing¿ to be implemented by policy-makers in the near future. The stakeholder conference, to be organised by the European Commission on 6-7 May, 2004 in Brussels, will discuss these recommendations further and will test whether or not they are understood, and which fields have yet to be adequately addressed.

Additional information

Authors: MCNALLY E, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE);CAMBON-THOMSEN A et al, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21120 EN (2004), 25 pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-21120-EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-8043-2
Record Number: 200517910 / Last updated on: 2005-02-22
Original language: sv
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