EditorialMedical Education

From Dissecting Cadavers to Dissecting Genomes

See allHide authors and affiliations

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

eLetters is an online forum for ongoing peer review. Submission of eLetters are open to all. Please read our Terms of Service before submitting your own eLetter.

Compose eLetter

Plain text

  • Plain text
    No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g. higgs-boson@gmail.com
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests
CAPTCHA

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.

Vertical Tabs

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

    OTHER AUTHORS:

    Fabio A. Salamanca-Gomez

    National Director for Research

    Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social

    Mexico

    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...

    Show More
    Competing Interests: None declared.