Applying the duty to rescue to incidental findings in genomic research provides benefits over the ancillary care framework. A rescue model avoids conflating the return of genetic information with providing needed clinical care, it recognizes the ethical duties researchers have toward the research study and offers a mechanism for appropriately balancing these with obligations to individual subjects, and answers definitively that there is no duty to search for incidental findings.
Michael R. Ulrich,
The Duty to Rescue in Genomic Research,
American Journal of Bioethics
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