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Reproductive Genetic Testing: What America Thinks

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Publication Date: December 2004

Publisher(s): Genetics and Public Policy Center

Funder(s): Pew Charitable Trusts

Funder(s): Pew Charitable Trusts

Topic: Health (Medical research and technology)

Keywords: Public consultation; Preimplantation genetic diagnosis; Reproductive genetics; Genetic testing

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

We are currently in the midst of a genetic revolution in medicine. Advances in science, especially the completion of the human genome sequence, have led to greater
understanding of the role of genes in health and disease. Genetic tests for diseases and disease risks are available currently and new medicines and preventive strategies are on the horizon.