With a Bit of Caution

While there is a case to be made for people to have greater access to their own genomic information, genetic counselor Laura Hercher from Sarah Lawrence College says that some people, though, need a guiding hand. She details her point of view at David Dobbs' Neuron Culture blog where, last week, he argued for more openness.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Related Posts

In a column at Nature, researcher Fyodor Kondrashov worries about the influence of politics on Russian science.

The term 'epigenetics' is being used by quacks to give them a veneer of science, writes Adam Rutherford at the Observer.

The NIH has issued a preliminary guidance for newborn dried blood spot research.

Wired writes that CRISPR could change the world — in many imaginative ways — and whether it will be for the better is still in the air.