By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It is a controversial question. What if you went to the doctor for a genetic test but a totally different genetic condition – one that could strike years from now – was detected. Would you want to know?READ MORE: New Jersey Native, Who Lost Daughter In Parkland Shooting, Fighting To Protect School Children Across Nation
The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics has released recommendations that if a person is incidentally found to have a life-threatening genetic disease, they need to know about it.READ MORE: Gunman Kills 19 Children, 2 Teachers In Texas School Rampage
This sets a new standard that requires labs to pass along certain life-changing information – which could have huge implications.MORE NEWS: Special Education Teacher Could Lose Job After Reportedly Putting Duct Tape On Student's Face In Chester County
Is all the information too much information?