An international policy on returning genomic research results

Genome Medicine
[Accessed 17 Jul 2021]


An international policy on returning genomic research results
Authors: Anna C. F. Lewis, Bartha Maria Knoppers and Robert C. Green
Citation: Genome Medicine 2021 13:115
Content type: Comment
Published on: 15 July 2021
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health has approved a policy for the return of clinically actionable genomic research results, the first such policy approved by an international body. The policy acknowledges the potential medical benefits to millions of individuals who are participating in genomics research. It ties the pace of implementation to each country’s clinical standards, including for the return of secondary findings, and urges funders to set aside resources to support responsible return.