Personal genome research : what should the participant be told?

Trends Genet. 2010 May;26(5):199-201. doi: 10.1016/j.tig.2009.12.007. Epub 2010 Apr 8.


Should the results of whole genome sequencing research be disclosed to participants, in particular when the results have uncertain or indeterminate phenotypic consequences? This controversial question is considered in light of one author's (J.L.) experience as a geneticist who recently had his own genome sequenced.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Data Interpretation, Statistical
  • Genetic Variation
  • Genome, Human*
  • Humans
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / economics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / ethics*
  • Truth Disclosure / ethics*