Ethical, legal and social aspects of genetic testing
Research, development and clinical applications
Genetic testing is becoming an integral and growing part of healthcare provision and services. In order to ensure the benefit of this innovation for individuals and society at large it is important to implement human medical genetic testing within an adequate framework of accompanying measures and activities. Trust and confidence should prevail when developing new genetic testing capacities. To help decision-makers at all levels to discuss and formulate this framework, the European Commission's Research Directorate-General invited a group of independent high-level experts from various... backgrounds to discuss the ethical, social and legal implications of genetic testing and to propose relevant and necessary actions to safeguard the success of this new opportunity.