Computational Bioethics

A Family Experience of Personal Genomics Paper Out


I have the pleasure to announce the publishing of the case study “A Family Experience of Personal Genomics” by the Journal of Genetic Counseling today. An accompanying Commentary Note written by ethicist Anna Middleton is also published. Both papers are open access. [Correction: these papers will be open access shortly.]

The case study paper is an invited contribution for the Journal of Genetic Counseling in a special issue on Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) genetic testing. This paper describes the journey I went through with my family when we all embarked into analysing our personal genomes via a DTC genetic testing company. I believe my experiences could be related to many other people in the world as they gain access to this technology. In the commentary Dr Middleton discusses the implications of the difficulties I went through when communicating my relatives their genomic information.

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