Why You Should Volunteer For A Clinical Trial
14 days ago - By Health & Lifestyle
I'm not sure how many tubes of blood I donated in the end-not being fond of needles, I fixed my gaze over the nurse's left shoulder throughout the proceedings. But it felt like a lot. And yet it also felt like it was the least I could do to give back.
I'm now one year into a five-year clinical trial studying my emotional response to the results of genomic sequencing, a relatively new type of test that digs into nearly every letter of your DNA code (unlike traditional genetic testing, which only looks at a few genes at a time). One of the goals of the trial is to determine how useful...
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