Visiting Killam Scholar Dr. Sally Wyatt "Selling Psychiatric Genetic Tests Online"

Visiting Killam Scholar Dr. Sally Wyatt will present the preliminary results of an ongoing project that examines the intersection of two important emerging technologies: genetic testing for psychiatric disordersand the internet. The latter provides consumers with direct access to genetic tests, and personal genetic information, potentially unmediated by healthcare professionals. These developments raise critical questions about patient empowerment, ‘democratization’ of science, organization and regulation of healthcare, and the ability of consumers to make decisions.

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