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January 20, 2021

Ethics in Whole Genome Sequencing

By Toni Lewis

The use of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) in diagnostic testing brings up the topic of secondary findings or incidental findings
for many clinicians. Secondary findings are variants associated
with a condition other than the one for which the patient is tested.
For instance, if a newborn baby has a suspected illness detected
on prenatal ultrasound and the infant is tested – would it be ethical
for a clinician to disclose other medical conditions that the child
may experience as an adult?

Read the full article at Neonatology Today. Scroll to page 72.