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Personalized Medicine: Will It Work? Where Will It Take Us?

Personalized MedicinePersonalized medicine—the customization of medical treatment to an individual's genetic profile—aims to both improve outcomes and control costs. But there are many ethical hurdles, ranging from the regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests to questions about targeted cancer therapies. The issues are explored in these essays by ethicists, a patient, a medical student, and a consumer advocate.

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Personalized Medicine: Will It Work? Where Will It Take Us?, Hastings Center Report 40, no. 5 (2010).