The ethics of genetic testing for kidney diseases

Growing genomic knowledge has provided immense insight into the aetiology and mechanisms of kidney diseases but raises ethical issues that risk the successful implementation of genomic medicine. We highlight such issues in two contexts: the return of individual genetic results from nephrology research and preimplantation genetic diagnosis for heritable kidney diseases.

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This work was supported by NHGRI grant K01HG008653 (M.S.) and an investigator award from the Renal Research Institute (H.M.R.).

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M.S. is a member of the All of Us Research Program’s Institutional Review Board. H.M.R. declares no competing interests.

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Sabatello, M., Milo Rasouly, H. The ethics of genetic testing for kidney diseases. Nat Rev Nephrol 16, 619–620 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41581-020-0294-5

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