Personal genomics tests prompt ethical questions

11/15/2012 | Scientist, The (free registration)

As more companies offer relatively inexpensive personal genomics tests, regulators and some in the medical community are struggling with how to help patients and clinicians use the results and prevent overreaction. The language of the debate contributes to its complexity, science writer Trevor Quirk says. "In this debate’s language, people become 'consumers,' compulsion and other emotions are co-opted by 'curiosity,' and 'information' is equated with knowledge," he writes.

View Full Article in:

Scientist, The (free registration)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Chief Executive Officer
CarePoint Health Plan
Jersey City, NJ
Regional Director, Southeastern Region - State Affairs
America's Heatlh Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC
Assistant General Counsel
Cardinal Health
Columbus, OH
Pharmacy Care Manager
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Arlington, VA
Senior Director, Research
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC