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  • The Advisory Committee on Reproductive Technologies: The Role of Public Consultation in Decision-Making 

    Henaghan, Mark; King, Mike
    The Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ACART) has a crucial role in regulating assisted reproductive technology in New Zealand. The HART Act 2004, which establishes and provides ACART with direction ...
  • Array Comparative Genomic Hybridisation (aCGH): An Analysis of the Current Technology and Its Future in Prenatal Diagnosis 

    Henaghan, Mark; Cho, Mildred K.
    Array comparative genomic hybridisation (aCGH) represents a major advance in the field of cytogenetics and offers tremendous promise in prenatal diagnosis for the detection of genetic alterations leading to serious genetic ...
  • Benefits and Harms in Genetic Testing of Minors 

    Henaghan, Mark; Lawson, Deborah
    Genetic testing raises new issues from those involved in other medical contexts, particularly for children. Most of the concerns relevant to minors are prompted by the familial and predictive aspects of genetic information. It ...
  • Conclusions and Recommendations 

    Henaghan, Mark
    Genetic testing raises new issues from those involved in other medical contexts, particularly for children. Most of the concerns relevant to minors are prompted by the familial and predictive aspects of genetic information. It ...
  • Establishing a Maori Ethical Framework for Genetic Research with Maori 

    Henaghan, Mark; Tipene-Matua, Bevan
    In New Zealand, any research on Mäori health burdens should take steps to minimise harm to Mäori arising out of the research. Researchers are required to minimise harms, which generally fall into four categories: physical; ...
  • Ethical Issues 

    Henaghan, Mark; Wensley, Dana; Davidson, Helen; King, Mike
    The fact that embryos are specifically created for selection in the use of PGD entails their possible rejection. This, rather than the PGD activity itself, is thought by some to be objectionable as it is said to instrumentalise ...
  • Genetic Testing and Microarray Technologies 

    Henaghan, Mark; Matthews, Genevieve
    The use of microarrays allows many genetic tests to be done simultaneously on one genetic sample and changes (mutations) to be found that are currently not detected. Microarrays are being used predominantly in the research ...
  • Genetic Testing of Competent Minors 

    Henaghan, Mark; Lawson, Deborah
    Genetic testing raises new issues from those involved in other medical contexts, particularly for children. Most of the concerns relevant to minors are prompted by the familial and predictive aspects of genetic information. It ...
  • Introduction 

    Henaghan, Mark; Lawson, Deborah
    Abstract for all parts of Volume II: Genetic testing raises new issues from those involved in other medical contexts, particularly for children. Most of the concerns relevant to minors are prompted by the familial and ...
  • Law and Regulation 

    Henaghan, Mark; Snelling, Jeanne
    The assessment of legislative frameworks in this report is based on principles which are most likely to enable regulatory initiatives to be accepted by the general public as legitimate. These principles require that the ...
  • Main Findings 

    Henaghan, Mark
    Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is publicly funded in New Zealand from 2006. PGD poses a range of issues that have ongoing significance for other later emerging applications of genetic technologies arising from the ...
  • Maori Perspectives on Pre-Birth Genetic Testing with Particular Focus on PGD 

    Henaghan, Mark; Tipene-Matua, Bevan
    To gain a full appreciation of a likely Mäori response to pre-birth genetic testing it is necessary to contextualise the discussion within broader debates regarding emerging health biotechnologies. For example, we were ...
  • New Possibilities for Newborn Genetic Screening: Screening for Genetic Susceptibility to Common Disease 

    Henaghan, Mark; Kerruish, Nikki
    The review of the psychosocial effects of newborn genetic susceptibility testing has highlighted the fact that there are several good reasons to be concerned about such testing. These include features inherent in the newborn ...
  • Newborn Screening: Present and Future 

    Henaghan, Mark; Matthews, Genevieve
    Currently, in New Zealand, children at birth have their heel pricked to test for metabolic conditions which, if found early enough, can be treated. The present New Zealand newborn metabolic screening programme is a competent ...
  • Researching Human Genetic Variation: An Examination of the Ethics of Genetic Research 

    Henaghan, Mark; Wensley, Dana
    Genetic testing of whole communities is a way of picking up disease trends within that community. The diseases will not necessarily be genetically based. They will also be influenced by environmental factors. However, ...
  • Setting the Scene 

    Henaghan, Mark; Lawson, Deborah
    Genetic testing raises new issues from those involved in other medical contexts, particularly for children. Most of the concerns relevant to minors are prompted by the familial and predictive aspects of genetic information. It ...