Informed Consent for Genetic Testing in Autopsy

Informed Consent for Genetic Testing in Autopsy
Editorial
Ken Gatter
Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 2020
Open Access
Excerpt
As next generation sequencing, whole exome sequencing, and other genetic tests become cheaper and more prevalent, pathologists will likely incorporate genetic testing into routine autopsies. Such testing has great promise for helping diagnose and treat living and future family members, but also raises questions about whether current consenting practices for autopsy are adequate. How is informed consent in the autopsy context different from informed consent in the typical clinical setting? Should we require specific consent for genetic autopsy testing?…

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