Fine tuning medical diagnoses to rare genetic disorders – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 11th, 2013 in consent, DNA, genetic testing, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“There is no doubt that medical diagnosis and therapy are struggling to keep pace with the genetic information pouring out of the laboratories and sequencing centres. And the issue of medical liability is being stretched on the rack between conventional treatment and the potential for personalised therapy. Treatment of disease often turns out to be different, depending on which gene mutation has triggered the disorder. However fine tuned the diagnosis, it may turn out to be profoundly wrong in the light of subsequent discoveries.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th March 2013