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points | 02.14.18

The Risks of Knowing Your Risk

Mikaela Pitcan

What is the impact of knowing your genetic risk information? Data & Society Researcher Mikaela Pitcan explores the effects for Points.

“As genetic risk and other health data become more widely available, insights from research and early clinical adoption will expand the growing and data-centric field of precision medicine. However, just like previous forms of medical intervention, precision medicine aims to enhance life, decrease risk of disease, improve treatment, and though data plays a big role, the success of the field depends heavily upon clinician and patient interactions.”

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