A Family Affair: Sharing Information about Genetic Diseases


Genetic test results provide information relevant to the future health of the person tested as well as parents, siblings, children and more distant relatives. This Article examines the legal consequences that might follow a decision to share or withhold genetic information. It argues that the obstacles to liability might not be justified in situations where either disclosure of genetic information or silence will cause significant harm.


Health Law and Policy | Torts

Date of this Version

September 2003