Duty of care in genomic medicine: who is liable? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 4th, 2017 in doctors, duty of care, genetic testing, medical ethics, news, third parties by sally

‘Clinical Genetics is a field of medicine concerned with the probability of an indvidual’s condition having an hereditary basis. The journal Medical Law International has just published an article about the scope of potential duties of care owed by specialists in this field to people with heritable diseases. The authors draw out the features of genomic medicine that open the door to new liabilities; a potential duty owed by clinicians to third party family members, and another legal relationship that may be drawn between researchers and patients.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd September 2017

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