• Kyodo


Almost all of Japan’s medical facilities mismanage the genetic information of patients they check for genetic and chromosomal abnormalities as part of in vitro programs, a health ministry research group survey showed Saturday.

Of the 12 facilities surveyed, three do not clearly restrict access to the genetic data. In seven of them, the information is recorded in standard medical records that staff other than specialists can view, according to the Health, Welfare and Labor Ministry survey.

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