Precision Medicine, Data, and the Anthropology of Social Status

American Journal of Bioethics 21 (4):80-83 (2021)
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One of the fundamental ethical ambiguities in giving over our information is that it allows the other party not just to help us better, but also to exploit us better. Today we are increasingly aware of this ambiguity wherever big data is used, and precision medicine is proving to be no exception. Here I sketch the role that status hierarchies play in the relation between researchers and research subjects.
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