Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook have been credited with helping to start revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and other countries in the Middle East. But, says Genomics Law Report's Dan Vorhaus, social media's influence doesn't need to be limited to politics — personalized medicine could become the next area that owes its development to such platforms.

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