Statement Archive

Analyzing Genetic Testing in Adoption

Analyzing Genetic Testing in Adoption

In 2000, recognizing the potential for increased use of genetic testing in adoption, ASHG and the American College of Medical Genetics issued recommendations for its use in newborns and children, keeping the best interests of the child paramount. This followed a brief 1991 report on points to consider related to genetics and adoption. Related: Statement... Read More

Defending Reproductive Freedom

Defending Reproductive Freedom

ASHG supports a woman’s right to make her own reproductive decisions, particularly upon learning that her fetus has a genetic or congenital disorder and has been informed by a licensed or certified health care professional—a view originally articulated in 1991 and reaffirmed and updated in 2020. This includes, among other options, the right to choose... Read More

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