Stanford University students study own DNA

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George Annas, School of Public Health

Most students read about genetics in a textbook. Stanford University students are reading something far more intimate: their own DNA code…

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“I think this is a potentially very worthwhile medical school course. Mostly medical students practice on patients — this gives them an opportunity to practice cutting-edge medicine on themselves, making them … more understanding of why we have rules for informed consent and privacy.”

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