What is it about?

As more and more people use direct-to-consumer genetic testing kits (like 23andme) to learn about their health and genetic health testing plays a bigger role in patient care, we examine how experts and patients differently navigate the uncertainty that comes with this new terrain.

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Why is it important?

By showing how expert and patient perspectives on risk work together to make sense of genetic health, we argue that risk itself becomes a disease state.

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This page is a summary of: Medicalizing risk: How experts and consumers manage uncertainty in genetic health testing, PLoS ONE, August 2022, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0270430.
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