Will Genetic Diseases Become the NextGen Scarlet Letter?

New guidance for Britain’s 150,000 practising doctors could remove the right to confidentiality from patients with inherited diseases.

When a patient is found to have a gentic disease, such as certain forms of cancer, doctors will be obliged to inform relatives about potential risks to their health, the General Medical Council (GMC) say

From: " Genetic disease patients may lose privacy rights to protect families - Times Online."

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