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MDU journal December 2015


17 December 2015

The legal aspects of genetic testing

Genetic and genomic testing bring many benefits to patients, but there may be pitfalls for doctors, as Dr Kathryn Leask explains.

Also in this issue:

  • Volunteering in the 'Jungle'
  • Acting as a medical expert
  • What does an MDU medical claims handler do?

Read the issue in full

This guidance was correct at publication 17/12/2015. It is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.


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  • Imran Rafi
  • 17 December 2015 10:55PM

Well written article by Dr Leask. Provides a whistle stop tour of the applications and challenge we will face as genomics information accrues. The 100,000K genome project is going to mainstream genomics into the NHS and each of the specialties will need to react and develop the competencies to be able to understand the clinical utility of the data being generated from next generation sequencing.
Dr Imran Rafi GP Principal (and HEE funded MSt student in Medical Genomics)

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