This research project explores the impact of PNB genetic information on families undergoing prenatal genetic screening. In this project, we will follow women and, where applicable, their partners who have had a child following prenatal genetic testing. We will assess their level of understanding of the genetic information they learned from the testing. We will also gather information about why they desired this information and assess the role that it ended up having on their parent-child relationships, as well as on their perceptions of autonomy and their attributions of responsibility. The study will have a particular focus on cases in which genetic variants were identified that are considered either pathological or are of unknown significance.
This project is led by Dr. Wendy Chung
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