Barbara Shelly

April 15, 2014 3:24 PM

Would you share your DNA info to advance medicine?

The provocative question of how “big data” will affect medicine and patient privacy is getting a lot of attention at the National Institutes of Health. “Respect for persons” requires patient permission to share DNA data, says NIH Director Francis Collins. Most Americans wouldn’t have it any other way. But persuasion is important, too.

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