Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Genomic Medicine

December 10, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Abstract: In an effort to advance precision medicine, genomic sequencing is increasingly being integrated into routine clinical care. Yet, little is known about the risks and benefits of genomic sequencing for adult patients. The MedSeq Project randomized 100 primary care patients and 100 patients with cardiomyopathy, to receive either a standard of care work-up and detailed family history report or a standard of care work-up, detailed family history report, and whole genome sequencing. In this session, McGuire will report findings from the MedSeq Project and discuss the ethics and psychosocial impact of integrating genomic sequencing into routine adult clinical care.

Visiting Professor in Medicine and Ethics, co-sponsored by the Department of Medicine

Location and Address

MUH Auditorium