Uw Science Now: Emily Youngblom: Differentiating Brittle Bone Disease And Child Abuse

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Uw Science Now: Emily Youngblom: Differentiating Brittle Bone Disease And Child Abuse
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Town Hall Seattle says
Despite the use of genetic testing in court cases, many legal workers haven’t had any substantial training in the field. In light of this, Emily Youngbloom (Public Health Genetics student) will look at genetic testing for brittle bone disease in the court system and how it’s used by lawyers and social workers. She’ll also analyze how it’s used to differentiate between the disease and child abuse–which both often manifest in multiple bone fractures–and the legal ramifications of this testing.
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By: Town Hall Seattle

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