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The diffusion of the Internet has radically expanded the readily available sources for information of all types. Information that was once obtained secondhand from friends and acquaintances—the traditional " two-step flow " —is now found easily through the Internet. The authors make use of survey data to explore this thesis in regards to information sources(More)
Objective. The public has a high interest in seeking personal genetic information, which holds implications for health information seeking research and health care policy. Rapid advances in cancer genetics research promise early detection, prevention and treatment, yet consumers may have greater difficulty finding and using the information they may need to(More)
The intersection of the genetics era and information age poses unique and daunting challenges for health consumers who may not have the health literacy to keep pace. While rapid advances in genetics research promise enhanced care, the inherent complexities and individualistic nature of genetic information have resulted in a challenging information(More)