New reviews and commentaries, 8 February 2006

9 March 2006

Just a family medical history? Schmitz D and Wiesing U (2006) BMJ 332, 297-299. Analysis and comment piece arguing that family history of inherited disease is similar to the results from genetic testing, and that consent procedures for providing both forms of information (for example, to employers) should be equivalent.

Implications of data protection legislation for family history. Lucassen A, Parker M and Wheeler R (2006) BMJ 332, 299-301. Analysis and comment piece exploring whether or not UK clinical geneticists who collect and store data on family history without explicit consent are violating the 1998 Data Protection Act.

Consent, confidentiality and the Data Protection Act. Iversen A et al. (2006) BMJ 332, 165-169. Commentary on how

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