Known unknowns: building an ethics of uncertainty into genomic medicine

@inproceedings{Newson2016KnownUB,
  title={Known unknowns: building an ethics of uncertainty into genomic medicine},
  author={Ainsley J Newson and Samantha J. Leonard and Alison Hall and Clara Gaff},
  booktitle={BMC Medical Genomics},
  year={2016}
}
Genomic testing has reached the point where, technically at least, it can be cheaper to undertake panel-, exome- or whole genome testing than it is to sequence a single gene. An attribute of these approaches is that information gleaned will often have uncertain significance. In addition to the challenges this presents for pre-test counseling and informed consent, a further consideration emerges over how - ethically - we should conceive of and respond to this uncertainty. To date, the ethical… CONTINUE READING
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