The genetic council’s bioethic aspects in the human genome project’s era

  • Manuel J. Santos Alcántara Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Abstract

The Human Genome Project has had a significant impact in Medicine. Genomic Medicine is becoming more preventive than curative. The knowledge obtained by the Human Genome Project has allowed the development of genetic diagnostic tests for patients already affected (symptomatic diagnosis) or patients who will develop the condition in the future (presymptomatic diagnosis). These genetic tests may also be used in prenatal or preimplantational genetic diagnosis. Genetic counseling has a central role in the Genomic Medicine. This paper deals with the Human Genome Project and Genetic counseling from a bioethical point of view.

Author Biography

Departamento de Biología Celular y Molecular. Departamento de Pediatría. Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas. Facultad de Medicina. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

 

 

Keywords Human Genome Project, bioethics, genetic counseling.
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How to Cite
Santos Alcántara, M. (2004). The genetic council’s bioethic aspects in the human genome project’s era. Acta Bioethica, 10(2). Retrieved from https://actabioethica.uchile.cl/index.php/AB/article/view/16761/17458
Published
2004-01-01