Report urges genetic sequencers to search for a range of problems

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George Annas, School of Public Health

Some patients may soon find out more about their genetic risks than they wanted to — such as whether they are at higher risk for breast cancer or a heart condition — if doctors heed the advice in a long-awaited report issued Thursday…

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“I give them a lot of credit for taking it on,” said George Annas, a bioethicist at Boston University School of Public Health. “Second, I think it needs more work. . . . You can’t just take away patient autonomy.”

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