Genetic Testing, Liability, and Regulatory Policy: The Canadian Situation
Posted: 20 Jun 2001
As in many countries throughout the world, Canada is struggling to address the legal and ethical challenges created by the emerging genetic testing technologies. Though Canada currently has little "genetic testing" jurisprudence and no formal regulations, there has been a significant amount of policy discussion. Moreover, there are reasons to believe that genetic malpractice cases may become more common. Canada's distinctive socio-political environmentmarked by our mix of American individualism and a European deference to community interestswill ensure that this emerging legal framework will have a unique Canadian tenor.
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