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The Outline | 06.01.18

The Government Wants Your Medical Data

Kadija Ferryman, Mikaela Pitcan

Postdoctoral Scholar Kadija Ferryman and Researcher Mikaela Pitcan illuminate the tensions in increased collection of medical data for personalized treatments.

“’One future orientation of precision medicine could really put the responsibility for health outcomes onto the individual without taking into account any of the structural influences on health,’ Ferryman told The Outline in a Skype call. ‘So if you imagine that in the future individuals will be getting very personalized risk reports, or medical interventions, the scope and scale of intervention may then be really narrowed down to the individual.’”

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