Genetics and Cardiovascular Disease

Updated:Feb 20,2013
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Genetics and Cardiovascular Disease

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  • The ready availability of human genetic data represents a great opportunity to improve human health by personalizing health care and has the potential to entirely transform how we think about the risk for disease.
  • However, these advances also create new moral, ethical and legal challenges that must be addressed before we can fully realize their positive impact on human health.
  • This paper summarizes the existing regulatory landscape with respect to the use of genetic information in clinical medicine and offers new policy recommendations designed to facilitate the safe incorporation of the latest technologies and research findings into the clinical domain.
    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2012: published online before print May 29, 2012, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31825b07f8.

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