Genetic discrimination is practised widely, as demonstrated by the experience of those who have Huntington's chorea. A study of patients in Australia, Canada and the USA found an overall incidence of discrimination and stigma to be in the domains of:
- Relationships - 33%
- Insurance - 26%
- Employment - 6.5%
The ethics interact with those of eugenics and may be subject to regulatory intervention.
- ↑ Erwin C, Williams JK, Juhl AR, Mengeling M, Mills JA, Bombard Y, Hayden MR, Quaid K, Shoulson I, Taylor S, Paulsen JS. Perception, experience, and response to genetic discrimination in Huntington disease: The international RESPOND-HD study. American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics. 2010 Mar 31.(Epub ahead of print) (Link to article – subscription may be required.)
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