Prenatal Whole Genome Sequencing: Just Because We Can, Should We?

Hastings Cent Rep. Jul-Aug 2012;42(4):28-40. doi: 10.1002/hast.50. Epub 2012 Jun 20.

Abstract

With whole genome sequencing set to become the preferred method of prenatal screening, we need to pay more attention to the massive amount of information it will deliver to parents—and the fact that we don't yet understand what most of it means.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genetic Testing / ethics*
  • Genome, Human / genetics*
  • Health Policy*
  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis / ethics*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / ethics*
  • United States