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Genetic Engineering: Screening for Breast Cancer (1996)

Dr. Joshua Lederberg & Dr. Harvey Stern & Rabbi Dr. Moshe David Tendler
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Should one undergo genetic testing to detect if they have a cancer gene? Perhaps it’s better not to know since not much can be done? This is a big ethical dilemma with reasons on both sides of the argument.
This is a vintage video and is being shared here for its historical value and its content, not for the quality of its video.
This presentation took place in 1996 at the International Conference on Judaism and Contemporary Medicine. The video recording is courtesy of Dr. Michael-Moshe Akerman M.D. who is the director of the conference.
The views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the individual speakers. While this presentation offers general guidelines, it should not be applied to individual cases, rather a Halachic authority who specializes in these matters should be consulted for the practical application of Torah views in an individual situation.