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A Reality Check for Personalized Medicine

Donna Dickenson

in Me Medicine vs. We Medicine: Reclaiming Biotechnology for the Common Good

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159753
eISBN:
9780231534413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159753.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This introductory chapter presents the book’s intention to give accurate, current medical and scientific evidence regarding Me mMdicine and We Medicine, as well as locating the new technologies in ... More


Reclaiming Biotechnology for the Common Good

Donna Dickenson

in Me Medicine vs. We Medicine: Reclaiming Biotechnology for the Common Good

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159753
eISBN:
9780231534413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159753.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter initially examines the political landscape in which Me Medicine and We Medicine exist. This landscape is shaped by a strange phenomenon encountered in the vaccine case: communal ... More


Me Medicine vs. We Medicine: Reclaiming Biotechnology for the Common Good

Donna Dickenson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159753
eISBN:
9780231534413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159753.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Personalized healthcare—or what this book calls “Me Medicine”—is radically transforming the US’s longstanding “one-size-fits-all” model. Technologies such as direct-to-consumer genetic testing, ... More


“Your Genetic Information Should Be Controlled by You”: Personalized Genetic Testing

Donna Dickenson

in Me Medicine vs. We Medicine: Reclaiming Biotechnology for the Common Good

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159753
eISBN:
9780231534413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159753.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses how consumerized genetic testing has become controversial, since it both involves a direct relationship between consumer, researcher, and industry, and because it is grounded ... More


“The Ancient, Useless, Dangerous, and Filthy Rite of Vaccination”: Public Health, Public Enemy?

Donna Dickenson

in Me Medicine vs. We Medicine: Reclaiming Biotechnology for the Common Good

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159753
eISBN:
9780231534413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159753.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores how We Medicine in the form of vaccination appears to be old news. It briefly recounts the history of resistance to mass vaccination, which includes themes of government ... More


“Your Birth Day Gift”: Banking Cord Blood

Donna Dickenson

in Me Medicine vs. We Medicine: Reclaiming Biotechnology for the Common Good

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159753
eISBN:
9780231534413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159753.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter looks at the process and consequences of cord blood banking. Cord blood banking involves the use of stem cells from the patient’s own blood, that were manufactured by another person who ... More


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