Whole Genome Scans Could Reveal Too Much
Originally published on Fri June 7, 2013 11:33 am
When doctors run out of clues on how to treat a cancer patient, they sometimes order a scan of all the patient's genes. But such a test can turn up unexpected results, such as greater risk of another disease. When are doctors obligated to tell the patient what they know? And do patients have the right not to know?