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Ethics, Policy and Law
- Incidental variants are critical for genomics.
Biesecker LG. 2013 Am J Human Genetics, May 2
- Experiences and attitudes of genome investigators regarding return of individual genetic test results
Rachel B. Ramoni et al. Genetics in Medicine, May 2
- Fabricut to pay $50,000 to settle EEOC disability and genetic information discrimination lawsuit, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, May 7
- A very personal genome project: “as an integral part of the consent and enrollment process; neither anonymity nor confidentiality of participant identities or their data are promised to research participants.” by Madeleine Price Ball, May 2