Do genomic passports leave us more vulnerable or less vulnerable? Perspectives from an online citizen engagement

Last updated on 14-3-2023 by Pauline De Wurstemberger

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Since genomics is becoming commonplace in healthcare for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, the prospect of generating a genomic passport for all citizens is gaining traction. While this would have many advantages, it raises ethical issues requiring societal debate alongside academic reflection. Hence, Sciensano—the Belgian scientific Institute of Public Health—organised an online citizen engagement on genomic information usage, including a question on a genomic passport for all. The inductive thematic analysis of participants’ contributions highlighted vulnerability as a fundamental…

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