Leonard Fleck

Sep. 24, 2010

Looking at the Ethics of Personalized Medicine

One of the biggest promises offered by research into human genetics is the prospect of 'personalized medicine.' But is personalized necessarily good?

personliazed medicine, dna, genetics, health care, bioethics, ethics

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