Genetic testing is becoming more accessible — and it’s raising difficult questions


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May 10, 2022
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Woodruff hadn’t known she was going to be screened for that particular mutation when she first decided to undergo genetic testing. But after several years of investigating it, she’s grateful for the information. And as genetic testing becomes cheaper and more accessible, Woodruff’s story raises questions about how much information patients should have and how they should receive it.

My co-host Ari Shapiro spoke to two experts who think a lot about this – Nita Farahany, professor of law and philosophy at Duke University, where she focuses on the implications of emerging technologies; and Hank Greely, professor of law and biosciences at Stanford University, where he focuses on ethical, legal and social implications of advances in bioscience.

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