Risks, regulation and ethics of genetic testing

Created by Jeanette McCarthy, PhD

Description

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

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

Jeanette McCarthy has been a leading educator in the field of precision medicine for over a decade. She’s designed and delivered dozens of online courses and in-person workshops to healthcare providers, consumers, diagnostic companies, health IT companies, investors and others worldwide.


Dr. McCarthy spent the early part of her career as a molecular epidemiologist at Millennium Pharmaceuticals and in academia, and currently holds adjunct faculty positions at Duke University and the University of California - San Francisco (UCSF). She is the co-author of Precision Medicine: A Guide to Genomics in Clinical Practice, and served as editor-in-chief of Genome, the first magazine dedicated to educating consumers about the promise and challenges of genomic medicine.


Dr. McCarthy is the founder of Precision Medicine Advisors, which brings healthcare organizations, health care providers, diagnostic test developers, health IT companies, investors and others up to speed on the availability, value and limitations of genetic tests on the market and in development.

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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