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Dental genetic disorders can cause severe social and psychological effects in affected individuals. The cost of treatment can be considerable, not only in financial terms but also in time spent during treatment. In theory it is, or will soon be, possible to use advances in molecular genetics for pre-natal testing, for selection of embryos using in vitro fertilization techniques, and for gene therapy. The questions we pose are whether these approaches are appropriate. We hope that this review will stimulate debate on these issues.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Clin Genet

Publication Date

05/2003

Volume

63

Pages

333 - 339

Keywords

Genetics and Reproduction, Amelogenesis Imperfecta, Anodontia, Dentinogenesis Imperfecta, Female, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Genetic Testing, Genetic Therapy, Humans, Male, Mass Screening, Prenatal Diagnosis, Tooth Diseases