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Welcome to Discern Genetics

As genetic knowledge continues to evolve more people will be forced to consider the complex issues raised by genetic testing. DISCERN Genetics is a brief questionnaire which provides those using information on genetic testing and screening with a valid and reliable way of assessing quality. DISCERN Genetics can also be a guide for authors and publishers of information on genetic screening and testing.

In keeping with the ethos of DISCERN Treatment we have developed this online resource to ensure that the DISCERN Genetics quality criteria are applied effectively, and to support education and training around issues of genetic testing, health information quality, informed choice and shared decision-making.

Deborah Charnock, Sasha Shepperd, Peter Rose and Anneke Lucassen
Summer 2006