NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – With the push of a button, DeCode Genetics CEO Kári Stefánsson claims he could identify everyone in Iceland who carries gene mutations linked to elevated cancer risk, and would be keen to work with partners in the healthcare sector to reach those people.

Yet questions about the ethics of alerting people to their cancer risk without their consent have so far frustrated DeCode Genetics' vision of using genetics to improve public health in the island country.

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