Q&A: Genetic tests pose discrimination risk, says AMA ethics chair

The organisation is updating its position statement, previously released seven years ago

Will I develop a hereditary condition? Are my partner and I related by blood? Why is my child experiencing problems with their health or development?

Dr Chris Moy
Dr Chris Moy.

It is increasingly easy for Australian patients to pay for genetic tests to find answers to questions like these, but the rise of accessible genomics raises ethical challenges for them and their doctors.

Adelaide GP Dr Chris Moy