Books et al.Genomics

The future of health care

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Science  25 Sep 2015:
Vol. 349, Issue 6255, pp. 1456
DOI: 10.1126/science.aac9664

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George Annas and Sherman Elias, two longtime experts on the medical and social implications of genetics, wrote Genomic Messages to help people figure out how they should use genomic technologies to manage their health and the health of their families. Useful real and hypothetical cases stemming from Elias's practice as a medical geneticist pepper the book's chapters. Reviewer Henry T. Greely praises the authors' efforts to make genomic information accessible to a lay audience, but questions the ambitious scope of the book.