Flood of Medical-Research Data Is Seen as Outpacing Ethics of Informing Patients

A White House advisory panel warned on Thursday that the rapid growth in unanticipated findings from advanced medical tests, especially in genomics, has outpaced the ability of doctors and researchers to handle them ethically.

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, after more than a year of study, said both professional and patient groups needed to better assess the types of information that could result from new