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Ethics and Empiricism in the Formation of Professional Guidelines
Mildred K. Cho

In this issue, an article by Clayton and colleagues (2014), for the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER) Consortium Pediatrics Working Group, “Addressing the Ethical Challenges in Genetic Testing and Sequencing of Children,” lays out the differences in ethical frameworks for genetic testing in children that were used by professional societies in two sets of recommendations released...

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Addressing the Ethical Challenges in Genetic Testing and Sequencing of Children
Ellen Wright Clayton, Laurence B. McCullough, Leslie G. Biesecker, Steven Joffe, Lainie Friedman Ross, Susan M. Wolf & For the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER) Consortium Pediatrics Working Group

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) recently provided two recommendations about predictive genetic testing of children. The Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research Consortium’s Pediatrics Working Group compared these recommendations, focusing on operational and ethical issues specific to decision making for children. Content analysis of the s...

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The Ethics of Advertising for Health Care Services
Yael Schenker, Robert M. Arnold & Alex John London

Advertising by health care institutions has increased steadily in recent years. While direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising is subject to unique oversight by the Federal Drug Administration, advertisements for health care services are regulated by the Federal Trade Commission and treated no differently from advertisements for consumer goods. In this article, we argue that decisions abou...

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