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Introduction: new technologies for genetic and newborn screening.

Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, 1991, Vol.64(1), pp.3-7 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Introduction: new technologies for genetic and newborn screening.
  • Author: Seashore, M ; Walsh-Vockley, C
  • Contributor: Seashore, M (correspondence author)
  • Found In: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, 1991, Vol.64(1), pp.3-7 [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Hereditary Diseases ; Conferences ; Metabolic Disorders ; Ethics ; Mental Retardation ; Neonates ; Public Policy ; Infants ; Public Health ; Development & Cell Cycle
  • Language: English
  • Description: Screening newborn infants for inherited disorders has been effective in preventing mental retardation, growth failure, and death from several metabolic disorders for more than two decades. Technical advances have provided more screening tools for both genetic and nongenetic conditions, and in the coming decades these techniques will be used not only to screen newborns but to assess genetic risks in entire populations. The financial, legal, and ethical issues which these activities raise must influence the development of public policies in order to reap the benefits promised. The conference published here was designed to address these issues for health care practitioners, health policy planners, and public health professionals.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0044-0086 ; E-ISSN: 1551-4056

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