The ethics of sequencing infectious disease pathogens for clinical and public health

Nature Reviews Genetics
Volume 20 Issue 6, June 2019
https://www.nature.com/nrg/volumes/20/issues/6

 

Comment | 15 March 2019
The ethics of sequencing infectious disease pathogens for clinical and public health
A genomics-informed response to infectious disease has great potential to improve individual patient treatment as well as public health. This Comment discusses the ethical, legal and social challenges that will need to be overcome if clinical pathogen genomics is to be implemented successfully.
Stephanie B. Johnson & Michael Parker