Personalized medicine is the theme of what the how-to informational book on predictive medicine is about. The book emphasizes consumer involvement in validating and evaluating or researching the various DNA tests available online.
Predictive Medicine for Rookies: Consumer Watchdogs, Reviews, & Genetics Testing Firms Online
, by Anne Hart, paperback 402 pages, ASJA Press imprint, iUniverse, Inc, published April 2005, ISBN: 0-595-35146-8. This book is meant to empower the general consumer with knowledge about DNA testing for predisposition to diseases or for deep maternal and paternal ancestry when written records are absent.
This book is meant to empower the general consumer with knowledge about DNA testing for predisposition to diseases or for deep maternal and paternal ancestry when written records are absent. At home-genetic testing needs watchdogs, Web sites, and guidebooks to interpret test results in plain language for those with no science background.
Online, you’ll find genetic tests for ancestry or for familial (genetic, inherited) disease risks. What helpful suggestions do general consumers with no science background need to consider? Discover how DNA tests for ancestry, food, and medicine reaction may be of use and which DNA tests are available online as well as who watches the watchers.
What’s new in medical marketing is genetic testing online for predisposition to diseases—such as breast cancer or blood conditions. Kits usually are sent directly to the consumer who returns a mouthwash or swab DNA sample by mail.
What type of training do healthcare teams need in order to interpret the results of these tests to consumers? Once you receive the results of online genetic testing kits, how do you interpret it? If your personal physician isn’t yet trained to interpret the results of online genetic tests, how can you find a healthcare professional that is trained?
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