Would you ask DNA detectives to predict if your child might get cancer? Thousands of families now use gene tests to see what the future holds

This article by The Daily Mail's Kate Graham includes quotes from Jon's expert opinion as a researcher and genetic counsellor
3rd June 2019

Excerpt from article:

"Another issue is one of autonomy, adds Dr Roberts. ‘We don’t offer predictive genetic testing to children for conditions that will affect them when they’re adults,’ he says. ‘I sympathise with parents who want this service. I have had patients who have a history of cancer and want to have their children tested. There is clear frustration and anger that this isn’t available to them. ‘But the principle here is one of autonomy: should this not be the child’s choice? Put another way, you might want to know your child’s result, but would you have been happy with your result in the hands of your own parents?’"

Citation:

Graham, K 2019. 'Would you ask DNA detectives to predict if your child might get cancer? Thousands of families now use gene tests to see what the future holds.' The Daily Mail. 3rd June. Available at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7100635/Would-ask-DNA-detecti... [Accessed: 18 June 2019]