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The problem of ignoring interconnectedness in genetic research
  1. James F Meschia, MD
  1. Consultant and Assistant Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Road Jacksonville, Florida 32224, USA

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    I was delighted to read a scholarly defence of the notions of interconnectedness and responsibility to others as they apply to genetic privacy.1 Many of the same ethical principles that apply to providing medical care also apply to conducting research.

    Concepts of genetic privacy are evolving, and these concepts can have a profound effect on the conduct of genetic and genealogical research. In the United States, there seems to be an emphasis on …

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