From sequencing the human genome to discovering the underlying causes of many diseases, genetic research has the ability to profoundly influence the health of individuals and populations. However, despite genomics’ exceptional capacity to contribute to our understanding of disease, the nature of genetic research introduces many ethical considerations that may not arise in other types of biomedical research.
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