Ethical implications of screening asymptomatic individuals

Norman Fost

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Abstract

There has been a long-standing consensus on the principles that should guide screening asymptomatic individuals whether for treatment, counseling, or research. Advances in molecular biology will increase the rate of new opportunities for such screening. The benefits and risks, for individuals as well as the public health, will vary with each new test. As with all new technologies, these benefits and risks will have to be assessed in well-designed and well-reviewed studies if individuals are to be allowed to make informed decisions regarding whether or not to be tested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2813-2817
Number of pages5
JournalFASEB Journal
Volume6
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jul 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Discrimination
  • Genetic counseling
  • Insurance
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Stigmatization

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

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Ethical implications of screening asymptomatic individuals. / Fost, Norman.

In: FASEB Journal, Vol. 6, No. 10, 07.1992, p. 2813-2817.

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Fost, N 1992, 'Ethical implications of screening asymptomatic individuals', FASEB Journal, vol. 6, no. 10, pp. 2813-2817.
Fost, Norman. / Ethical implications of screening asymptomatic individuals. In: FASEB Journal. 1992 ; Vol. 6, No. 10. pp. 2813-2817.
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