EditorialMedical Education

From Dissecting Cadavers to Dissecting Genomes

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Science Translational Medicine  11 Sep 2013:
Vol. 5, Issue 202, pp. 202ed15
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3007091

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  • Autopsies and the ethics of one's own genomic dissection


    Fabio A. Salamanca-Gomez

    National Director for Research

    Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social


    Eric Topol's intriguing and imaginative proposal to have medical students dissect and annotate their own genomes follows the ancient injunction to know oneself. Regrettably, this initiative surprisingly ignores well-known ethical and legal issues, particularly...

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    Competing Interests: None declared.

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