The aim of this article is to provide an analysis of the main issues related to the application of predictive medicine by analysing the most significant ethical implications. Genetic medicine is indeed a multidisciplinary matter that covers broad contexts, sometimes transversely. Its extreme complexity, coupled with possible perceived repercussions on an individual's life, involves important issues in the ethical, deontological and legal medical field. The aspects related to the execution of genetic testing have to be addressed at different levels, starting with the correct information about the "cognitive" meaning they intend (by forcefully disassociating it from the strange "preventive aspect") to the legal medical issues that can be aroused in the field of forensic pathology, medical responsibility and insurance. There is no doubt that in recent years, from the decoding of the human genome, genetic research has exponentially expanded with an equally exponential increase in its use in clinical practice and the ethical and social evolution of it.

Genetic testing: ethical aspects

Capasso, E.
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Policino, F.;Casella, C.;Graziano, V.
2018

Abstract

The aim of this article is to provide an analysis of the main issues related to the application of predictive medicine by analysing the most significant ethical implications. Genetic medicine is indeed a multidisciplinary matter that covers broad contexts, sometimes transversely. Its extreme complexity, coupled with possible perceived repercussions on an individual's life, involves important issues in the ethical, deontological and legal medical field. The aspects related to the execution of genetic testing have to be addressed at different levels, starting with the correct information about the "cognitive" meaning they intend (by forcefully disassociating it from the strange "preventive aspect") to the legal medical issues that can be aroused in the field of forensic pathology, medical responsibility and insurance. There is no doubt that in recent years, from the decoding of the human genome, genetic research has exponentially expanded with an equally exponential increase in its use in clinical practice and the ethical and social evolution of it.
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