Controlling futures? Online Genetic Testing and Neurodegenerative Disease

AbstractOnline personalized genetic testing services offer accessible and convenient options for satisfying personal curiosity about health and obtaining answers about one ’s genetic provenance. They are especially attractive to healthy people who wish to learn about their future risk of disease, as Paul Mason’s (2017) case study of “Jordan” illustrates. In this response, we consider how online genetic testing services are used by people diagnosed with a common neurodegenerative disease, Parkinson’s disease, to gain a sense of certainty regarding the future.
Source: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research

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