Genome testing – Report and recommendations from the Danish Council of Ethics

The Danish Council of Ethics warns against making genome testing a routine tool for clinical purposes. In particular the provision of large quantities of uncertain information about future conditions is likely to produce more harm than benefit to the average individual29.09.2015

Recent publications

Genome Testing. Ethical dilemmas in relation to diagnostics, research and direct-to-consumer testing (2012/2015)

The Danish Council of Ethics has adopted a position on selected ethical aspects of the use of genome testing in diagnosis and research as well as direct-to-consumer testing through private providers.

Research with health data and biological material in Denmark (2015)

The Danish Council of Ethics recommends greater openness about and control of the comprehensive collections of health data and tissues originating from the Danish population, e.g. blood samples and genetic data.