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Should Genetic Testing for Variants Associated with Influenza Infection Be Mandatory for Health Care Employees?

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, September 2018
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Title
Should Genetic Testing for Variants Associated with Influenza Infection Be Mandatory for Health Care Employees?
Published in
AMA Journal of Ethics, September 2018
DOI 10.1001/amajethics.2018.819
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Abstract

Scientists are beginning to understand more about the role of host genetics in individuals' responses to influenza virus exposure. This fictional case addresses a situation in which a health care organization proposes requiring all health care practitioners with direct patient care responsibilities to undergo mandatory genetic testing for genetic variants used to (1) predict individuals' responses to the influenza vaccine, (2) determine individual susceptibility to influenza infection, and (3) identify individuals at increased risk for severe disease. This commentary will discuss ethical and legal issues associated with use of genetic test results to determine employee work assignments during an influenza pandemic.

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Unknown 5 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 60%
Student > Bachelor 1 20%
Unspecified 1 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 40%
Unspecified 1 20%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 20%