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The Group focuses in this Opinion on the ethical issues related to genetic testing, with particular reference to genetic screening. The Group considers that, in general, the use of genetic screening in the context of the medical examination, as well as the disclosure of the results of previous genetic tests, is not ethically acceptable. The Opinion goes on to identify the conditions that must be fulfilled when genetic testing is used in exceptional cases, and the treatment of data resulting from such tests.

The English version of the document provides the text of the Opinion in English and German, but the summaries of statements on genetic testing in the workplace by national and international bodies are in English only. The title of the Opinion in German is "Ethische Aspekte von Gentests am Arbeitsplatz". The French version of the document provides the Opinion and the summaries in French only.

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