Risks, regulation and ethics of genetic testing

taught by Jeanette McCarthy, MPH, PhD

Course description

This course provides a framework for evaluating genetic tests and explores the potential benefits and risks of knowing your genomic information.

Jeanette McCarthy, MPH, PhD
Jeanette McCarthy, MPH, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke University|Founder, Precision Medicine Advisors

Jeanette McCarthy is a genome scientist and leading educator in the field of precision medicine. She spent the early part of her career in industry at Millennium Pharmaceuticals before transitioning to academia. She currently holds adjunct faculty positions at Duke University and UCSF and teaches Genomic and Precision Medicine in the UC system and online. In 2014 she helped launch the first consumer-facing magazine in this field, Genome, where she served as editor-in-chief. She has been designing and delivering custom workshops and courses to international audiences of health care providers, consumers and stakeholders for years and recently co-authored a new book from McGraw Hill Education, Precision Medicine: A Guide to Genomics in Clinical Practice.

Course Curriculum

Intro and framework for evaluating genetic test performance
05:02
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Regulation of genetic tests in the US
04:17
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Benefits of genetic testing
04:11
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Risks of genetic testing
08:23
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Misuses of genetic testing
06:03
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Ethical issues in genetic testing
08:58
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