Could DTC Genome Testing Exacerbate Research Inequities?

The Data and IT in Health & Medicine Lab has published a commentary on the ethical implications of partnerships between social media companies and biomedical researchers on the Bioethics Forum of The Hastings Center:

http://www.thehastingscenter.org/Bioethicsforum/Post.aspx?id=7711&blogid=140

The commentary highlights some ethical issues that could be exacerbated by participatory projects in genomic science conducted by DTC genetic testing companies: giving voice (and disproportionate representation in samples) to affluent, educated, advantaged participants.

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