Incidental Finding Preferences in Whole Genome Sequencing

Principal Investigator: Kurt Christensen

Research Mentor: Robert C. Green

Duration:  2012-2014


This NIH-funded study explores how different types of information derived from whole genome sequencing may affect demands for additional clinical services. Physicians of the Partners HealthCare System will be presented hypothetical whole genome sequencing reports and asked to rate the likelihood that they would seek more information. Satisfaction with information and the process of disclosure will also be assessed. The findings of this study will provide valuable insight about how best to present information generated by whole genome sequencing to optimize patient care and minimize the unnecessary use of limited healthcare resources.


To learn more about this study, or to reach a representative for further comment, please contact Dr. Christensen or Dr. Green.