Telling patients of incidental genetic findings is questionable, researchers warnBMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h7034 (Published 06 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:h7034
- Jacqui Wise
Patients with genetic variations linked with cardiac disorders often have no symptoms of the conditions, a study published in JAMA has shown. The researchers said that this raised the question of whether patients should always be notified about incidental genetic findings discovered during gene sequencing.1
Sequencing of selected gene sets and whole genomes is increasingly used for research and clinical care and can often identify incidental findings of potential clinical relevance. The American College of Medical Genetics and …
Log in using your username and password
Log in through your institution
Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial