ACP: Genetic testing ‘must be clinically indicated’

Physicians must carefully consider the risks and benefits of genetic testing and discuss the ethical challenges of the practice with their patients, according to a position paper from the ACP.
“The rapid advances in genetic testing and precision medicine have raised the ability and potential to improve health care for our patients,” Ryan D. Mire, MD, FACP, the president of ACP, said in a press release. “But as we know, technology and genomic advances come with additional responsibilities, ethical challenges and potential unintended consequences for our patients, their

Physicians must carefully consider the risks and benefits of genetic testing and discuss the ethical challenges of the practice with their patients, according to a position paper from the ACP.
“The rapid advances in genetic testing and precision medicine have raised the ability and potential to improve health care for our patients,” Ryan D. Mire, MD, FACP, the president of ACP, said in a press release. “But as we know, technology and genomic advances come with additional responsibilities, ethical challenges and potential unintended consequences for our patients, their