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.

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