I believe that the medical benefits of genetic screening outweigh its social dangers, and that everyone has the right to be given what information he asks for about his own genetic make-up and that of his children. But no one has a right to information about the genetic make-up of other people or their children. Genetic screening should become acceptable, provided the law guarantees that exclusive right to information as well as parents' right to individual choice.
M. F. PERUTZ
Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology
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