Mandatory extended searches in all genome sequencing: "incidental findings," patient autonomy, and shared decision making.

Abstract

Should incidental findings discovered with wholegenome sequencing or testing be sought and reported to ordering clinicians and to patients (or their surrogates)?—No. An incidental finding occurswhen amedical test or procedure directed at one condition unexpectedly reveals a separate finding. An example would be when a radiologist notices a chest mass on… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/jama.2013.41700

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