Incidental Problems

Of all the potentially prickly ethical conundrums that have sprouted in the genomics field as personal genetic information begins to wend its way into patient care, of which there are several, the one most likely to prickle soonest is the question of what to do about incidental findings, Meredith Salisbury writes at Techonomy. (Ed. note: Salisbury is a former co-chief executive of GenomeWeb and editor of Genome Technology.)

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