In their 2009 American Journal of Human Genetics paper “Massively Parallel Sequencing: The Next Big Thing in Genetic Medicine” Tucker et all discuss the basic workings of past and present sequencing technologies. As all of the sequence technologies that we have discussed in class and are detailed in this paper become commonplace we as health professionals and as a society will have to address a number of issues. One of the things that I liked about this paper is that the authors step away from a simple review of technologies to the much harder to describe and interpret area of ethical considerations. They break this issue into four subsections consent, interpreting sequence data, the rest of the data, and storing sequence data.
After reading the paper I want you to choose one of these subsections and address questions within that area. Try to answer the question from the perspective of the patient and the clinician. Explain your answers. Then be sure to to comment on someones else’s take.