BOSTON (GenomeWeb News) – A panel at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting today discussed whether researchers have an obligation to return results, particularly so-called incidental findings, from genetic studies to research participants.

There is, the participants noted, an increasingly fuzzy distinction between research and clinical work, especially as it concerns next-generation sequencing studies.

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