Genetic Profiling for preventive Health care

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by Sathyajith Nandakumar on Friday, January 17, 2014

Section
Geekery (Science, Tech and Life Hacks)

Session type
Debate

Technical level
Beginner

Objective

What factors might make patients more likely to be swayed by claims of benefit of individualized testing?

What impact do factors like a strong family history of disease have on patients' desire to identify and reduce their risk? Do these factors and their impact differ by patient characteristics such as age, sex, race/ethnicity, or socioeconomic status?

Finally can we operate a breast or prostrate just because of hereditory or genetic traits.

Description

I would like to have a objective discussion or debate on the impact and influence of genetic profiling. Moreover how genetic profiling will change the way we percieve prevetive health care.

Example genetic study to understand skin oxidation and related treatment for youthful skin.
Genetic profiling to understand cancer risk or and thereby preventive surgery.

Finally are we going to play God

Requirements

A decent understanding DNA, and a moral compass

Speaker bio

I am not the best person on this subject, but as someone who has invested time and money i guess i could provide an interesting perspective.

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