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Ethics Council puts the focus of personalized medicine on the patient

25.05.2012
Can patients and the health system look forward to a tailormade medicine of the future which uses diagnostic tests to find the best therapy for each individual? In its Annual Meeting on 24 May, the German Ethics Council considered this question, putting the patient in the foreground.

Is genetic testing helpful in combating common severe diseases?

07.05.2012
On 3 May 2012 the German Ethics Council held a public hearing in which experts were consulted on the possibilities and limits of genetic testing for the prediction and diagnosis of widespread severe diseases. The results will be incorporated in the Opinion on the future of genetic diagnosis which the Ethics Council is currently compiling in response to a request from the Federal Government.

Ethics Council consults experts on the future of genetic diagnosis

23.03.2012
On 22 March 2012, in a public hearing, the German Ethics Council informed itself of the latest technological procedures of genetic diagnosis and their use in medical practice. The background to this hearing is the Opinion on the future of genetic diagnosis which the Ethics Council is currently preparing on the instructions of the Federal Government.