Can genetic information catch a killer? And, cost you your privacy?
A recent essay published the New England Journal of Medicine explores the value and potential societal costs posed by access to private genetic information. In Sociogenetic Risks — Ancestry DNA Testing, Third-Party Identity, and Protection of Privacy, Dr. Thomas May explores the tension between the utility of genetic information and risks to privacy posed by individuals, including adoptees, seeking to identify genetic relatives, the limitations of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and the effect on large scale population studies such as the National Institute of Health's All of Us initiative.
Did you miss Himmelfarb Library's 2018 Art Show? While the show is no longer physically in Himmelfarb Library, images of the art are available via the Health Science Research Commons.
The Health Sciences Research Commons (HSRC) is an online repository for gathering, archiving, and disseminating the material produced by GW's Milken Institute School of Public Health, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the School of Nursing. The HSRC can be searched or browsed by school, author, or collection.
As the Washington Capitals' winning record brings them closer to the Stanley Cup, Himmelfarb Library looks to the health sciences literature to assess if being a Washington Capitals' fan can make you happier.
In this article, researchers explored the relationship of emotional expression with group membership. Extrapolating from that data, we suggest that being a Washington Capitals fan will make you happier.