Personalized Genetics Testing: Medical and Ethical Issues

Captured by WOSU radio

Amy Sturm

Kevin Sweet

A new study done by genetics experts atThe Ohio State University reveals that direct-to-consumer (DTC) personalized genetics testing may not be the best idea. Amy Sturm and Kevin Sweet from the Center for Personalized Health Care were invited guests to the hour-long WOSU radio program “All Sides with Ann Fisher,” and discussed medical and ethical issues of this DTC testing, as well as a new book published by Sweet to help patients and consumers determine their individual risk for common diseases, seek genetic counseling and genetic testing when necessary, and learn how to apply acquired knowledge to influence their health. This live, in-studio interview resulted from pitching efforts and news releases distributed by Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, available online at:
Genetics Expert Cautions About DTC Tests: http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/mediaroom/releases/Pages/Ohio-State-Genetics-Expert-Cautions-About-Direct-to-Consumer-Tests.aspx
Human Genetics Prof Publishes Personalized Medicine Book: http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/mediaroom/releases/Pages/Ohio-State-Human-Genetics-Prof-Publishes-Personalized-Medicine-Book.aspx
WOSU interview: http://go.osu.edu/Hyc

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