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Gene advances bring ethical quandaries

Patient needs, privacy clash

By Colin Nickerson
Globe Staff / May 11, 2007

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A revolution in genetics is leading to almost weekly discoveries about genes linked with diseases such as diabetes, but also creating a dilemma for medical scientists: Should they tell the patients whose DNA was used in the research that they may be at risk for a serious illness? At present, that's almost taboo because of privacy policies governing most medical ... (Full article: 868 words)

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