Is It Our Duty To Hunt for Pathogenic Mutations?


Should professionals systematically screen whole-genome sequencing (WGS) data to check for life-threatening mutations? Alternatively, should genome analysis focus on the primary reason for testing - that is, aiming to achieve precision medicine? We present an ethical review of the arguments and compare the act of searching for mutations with disclosing mutations that are discovered incidentally.

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Trends in molecular medicine
  • Volume 24
  • Issue nr. 1
  • Pages 3-6
  • Publication date 01-01-2018

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