With a growing role of precision pathology in the healthcare system, pathologists are facing more ethical issues and challenges. These include but are not limited to: autonomy versus social responsibility; reporting genes with unknown functions; the right to know the results and to be tested; healthcare disparity; what represents the standard of care; prenatal test and the fetus’s right; genetic discrimination and eugenics, etc. New medical and ethical standards need to be established to guide the practice of precision pathology.
Ethical issues, Precision pathology
How to Cite
Zhao, X. F., (2021) “Ethical Issues in Precision Pathology”, Hematopathology 6(1), 1-5.