J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 17, Number 1, 2014Rare disorders and Dentofacial Orthopedics
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Published online||20 October 2014|
Legislation pertaining to rare diseases: genetic counseling, ethics, practitioner-patient relationship
Address for correspondence: P. LEVIGNE, Master’s in Medical Law Master’s in Legal Expertise as applied to dentistry, 65 rue Martre 92110 Clichy la Garenne. Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org
The development of predictive medicine for dentistry is very promising but there are potential abuses as well. Given that genetic testing is at the forefront of predictive medicine, legislation has been established governing activity related to genetics that is both open to the advances that genetic testing can provide and, at the same time, respectful of the fundamental rights of patients and in particular of the rights of minors.
Key words: Bioethics / Consent / Genetics / Genetic testing
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