Pathways and barriers to genetic testing and screening: Molecular genetics meets the high-risk family. Final report

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The proliferation of genetic screening and testing is requiring increasing numbers of Americans to integrate genetic knowledge and interventions into their family life and personal experience. This study examines the social processes that occur as families at risk for two of the most common autosomal recessive diseases, sickle cell disease (SC) and cystic fibrosis (CF), encounter genetic testing. Each of these diseases is found primarily in a different ethnic/racial group (CF in Americans of North European descent and SC in Americans of West African descent). This has permitted them to have a certain additional lens on the role of culture ... continued below

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Duster, T. November 1, 1998.

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The proliferation of genetic screening and testing is requiring increasing numbers of Americans to integrate genetic knowledge and interventions into their family life and personal experience. This study examines the social processes that occur as families at risk for two of the most common autosomal recessive diseases, sickle cell disease (SC) and cystic fibrosis (CF), encounter genetic testing. Each of these diseases is found primarily in a different ethnic/racial group (CF in Americans of North European descent and SC in Americans of West African descent). This has permitted them to have a certain additional lens on the role of culture in integrating genetic testing into family life and reproductive planning. A third type of genetic disorder, the thalassemias was added to the sample in order to extent the comparative frame and to include other ethnic and racial groups.

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  • Other: DE99000062
  • Report No.: DOE/ER/61393--T3
  • Grant Number: FG03-92ER61393
  • DOI: 10.2172/666241 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 666241
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc712380

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Duster, T. Pathways and barriers to genetic testing and screening: Molecular genetics meets the high-risk family. Final report, report, November 1, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc712380/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.