Whole Genome Scans Could Reveal Too Much

Guests:

Hank Greely, Professor of Law, Director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences, Stanford University
Susan Wolf, Professor of Law and Medicine, University of Minnesota
Kelly Ormond, Certified Genetic Counselor, Director of the Genetic Counseling training program, Stanford University

Pam Widick, Nurse, Patient, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine

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?

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