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Assessing a group of people to determine who among them is at particular risk of having or transmitting a disease or health problem. In the context of UK gamete donation, screening of gamete donors is legally required, in order to assess the risk presented by HIV and Hepatitis B and C. Additional tests may be required depending on the donor's circumstances, in accordance with current professional guidelines.

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Radio Review: Genetic Dreams, Genetic Nightmares 4 October 2021 Review
DNA screening study to identify cancer risk in young adults in Australia 5 July 2021 News
Carrier screening: the state of play in the UK Jewish population 18 November 2019 Comment
Epigenetic test offers speedy diagnosis for male infertility 18 November 2019 News
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US project on 1 million genomes lines up genetic counsellors 27 August 2019 News
Widen breast cancer gene screening, says US taskforce 27 August 2019 News
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Pilot study launched for cancer breath test 7 January 2019 News
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Aggressive prostate cancer gene identified 3 September 2018 News
Report warns against universal screening of babies' genomes 20 August 2018 News
What does genome editing mean for Down's syndrome? 20 August 2018 Comment
Liquid biopsy test offers hope for ten cancers 4 June 2018 News
Fathers may pass ovarian cancer risk to daughters 19 February 2018 News
Blood test for eight common cancers offers promise 22 January 2018 News
Screening all women over 30 for BRCA could prevent 64,000 cancers 22 January 2018 News
The reflex DNA method is an improvement on current antenatal screening in the UK 27 November 2017 Comment
The reflex prenatal screening model seems like a step in the wrong direction 20 November 2017 Comment
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