Woman suing doctors for not disclosing father's illness 'raises questions around distinction between genetics and family history'
The potential outcome of a legal case involving a woman, who claims that she would have aborted her baby had she known about her father's Huntington's disease diagnosis, could in the future force doctors to disclose genetic information to relatives of people diagnosed with serious illnesses. While the case has the potential to change how confidential genetic information is legally handled by doctors, it could in turn impact the way insurer's gain access to genetic family history details via applicants;...
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