AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. August 2012, Volume 14, Number 8: 599-681.

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August 2012 Contents

Personalized Medicine

Ethics Poll

A person's genetic test results contain information that may apply to other members of his or her family. If the findings suggest that a family member may be at risk for an illness or disease, physicians encourage the patient to inform those relatives so they, too, can be tested. Which of the following statements best describes how you would feel about a family member's genetic information that might affect you?
If blood and other tissue samples collected with the donors’ consent for specific genetic research are deidentified from the donor and "biobanked," future researchers need not re-obtain consent to use them for new research, even if the new research objective is not consistent with the donor's original intent. Which of the following statements best describes your feeling about use of donor's tissue for genetic research?

From the Editor

Getting Personal: The Promises and Potential Pitfalls of Personalized Medicine
Byram H. Ozer
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:601-603.

Educating for Professionalism

Ethics Cases

Genetic Testing: Clinical and Personal Utility
Commentary by Rachel A. Mills, Susanne B. Haga, and Geoffrey S. Ginsburg
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:604-609.

Informed Consent for Biobank-Dependent Research
Commentary by Jeffrey R. Botkin
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:610-615.

Genetic Profiling of Medical Students
Commentary by John Mahoney
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:616-621.

Medical Education

Genetic and Genomic Competency in Medical Practice
Bruce Korf
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:622-626.

The Code Says

The AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinion on Disclosure of Patients’ Genetic Test Results
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:627.

Journal Discussion

Personalizing Medicine: Beyond Race
Timothy Chang
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:628-634.

State of the Art and Science

Advances in Clinical Genomics
Aaron M. Lowe
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:635-639.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Genetic Diseases and the Duty to Disclose
Shawneequa Callier and Rachel Simpson
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:640-644.

Policy Forum

Regulation and the Fate of Personalized Medicine
Dov Greenbaum
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:645-652.

Certificates of Confidentiality and the Marshfield Clinic’s Personalized Medicine Research Project
Wendy Foth, Carol Waudby, and Murray H. Brilliant
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:653-656.

Medicine and Society

Will Personalized Medicine Challenge or Reify Categories of Race and Ethnicity?
Ramya Rajagopalan and Joan H. Fujimura
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:657-663.

History, Art, and Narrative

Ghazal of Algorithms
Sara Wainscott
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:664-665.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:666-678.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:679-681.