Implications of Internet availability of genomic information for public health practice.

@article{Hesse2012ImplicationsOI,
  title={Implications of Internet availability of genomic information for public health practice.},
  author={Bradford W. Hesse and Narendra K Arora and Muin J. Khoury},
  journal={Public health genomics},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 3-4},
  pages={201-8}
}
Tensions in the field have emerged over how best to communicate to the public about genomic discoveries in an era of direct-to-consumer (DTC) DNA testing services available through the Internet. Concerns over what the psychological and behavioral response might be to a nuanced, multiplex risk message have spurred some to offer caution in communicating to the public about personalized risk until the necessary research has been completed on how to communicate effectively. The popularization of… CONTINUE READING
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