It is estimated that by the end of this year more than 1 million people worldwide will have had their genome sequenced. Genomic sequencing is increasingly being integrated into clinical care, in both adult and pediatric populations. In this talk I will discuss two major ethical and policy issues related to the clinical integration of genomics: (1) the psychosocial risks of genomic testing, and (2) the need for robust databases to ensure accurate and useful variant interpretation.
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1. Identify ethical and policy issues related to the clinical integration of genomics.
2. Discuss the importance of data sharing for genomic medicine.