Ethical and Policy Issues in Genetic Testing and Screening of Children
The genetic testing and genetic screening of children are commonplace. Decisions about whether to offer genetic testing and screening should be driven by the best interest of the child. The growing literature on the psychosocial and clinical effects of such testing and screening can help inform best practices. This policy statement represents recommendations developed collaboratively by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics with respect to many of the scenarios in which genetic testing and screening can occur.
- AAP —
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- ACMG —
- American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
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