American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement - Ethical Issues With Genetic Testing in Pediatrics

Link to an article which reviews considerations for the use of genetic technology for newborn screening, carrier testing, and testing for susceptibility to late-onset conditions. Recommendations are made promoting informed participation by parents for newborn screening and limited use of carrier testing and testing for late-onset conditions in the pediatric population. Additional research and education in this developing area of medicine are encouraged.


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Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Physician Assistant

  • Patient Care
    • 4:   Incorporate genetic tests into patient management
  • Interpersonal & Communications Skills
    • 3:   Promote informed decision making for patients, and provide nondirective counseling