Affordable genome sequencing has brought with it a host of ethical debates. Who owns the data? Who can access the data? Should we sequence children? But the debate most likely to directly affect you in the next few years is this: what happens if your physician has your genome sequenced and finds something that she wasn’t looking for?
This question has reached full-battle proportions in the research and clinical communities. Some people advocate only returning the requested results. But others contend that if so-called incidental findings might eventually call for clinical intervention, they should be shared with the patient.
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