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Letter from the Editor

Our spring 2022 issue is about the ethics of precision medicine. Precision medicine has immense ability to shape the future of healthcare. This technology allows healthcare to be tailored to the individual, resulting in treatment that is targeted, efficient, and more cost-effective.

While tailored healthcare can increase patient outcomes and decrease side effects, it also brings along a host of ethical considerations and complications. Not everyone has the same access to healthcare, not all populations are equally represented in biobanks, medical mistrust among minority populations is pervasive, etc.

In this issue, you will find pieces discussing a range of topics related to precision medicine from the All of Us biobank to the effects of precision medicine on global health. The issue also includes a podcast created by DMEJ members.

Science and healthcare are dynamic fields that are continuously improving, posing new ethical quandaries that are imperative to consider to ensure no populations are harmed or left out of scientific progress. We hope the pieces in our journal help you gain a better understanding of precision medicine and provide a launchpad for your thinking about the ethics of this field. From everyone on the DMEJ team, we thank you for taking the time to read our journal and hope you find the pieces as compelling and thought-provoking as we do.

Thank you, 

Priya Meesa 


DMEJ Staff  Spring 2022


Vice President

Chief Design Editor

Social Media Chair

Outreach Chair

Event Planner

Marketing Officer


Review Editors

Design Editors


Priyanka Meesa

Natalie Chou

Amber Smith

Annie Bao

Madi McMichael

Elissa Gorman

Isabel Wakefield

Makayla Gorski

Shernice Martin

Morgan Biele

Eugene Cho

Min Ju Lee

Olivia Ares

Sophie Cary

Rishi Chilappa

Danika Dai

Sara Be

Adetomi Odernide

Sam Shi

Sajan Singh

Joshua Sarafian

Rohan Gupta

Elissa Gorman

Laura Wang

Jennifer Xu

Shanzeh Sheikh

AJ Kochuba

Harris Upchurch

Acelo Worku

Jennifer Nguyen

Heiley Tai

Eugene Cho

Kidest Wolde

Eugene Cho

Priya Meesa

Amber Smith

Natalie Chou

Heiley Tai

Michelle Huang

Simone Nabors

Morgan Robinson

Camille Krejdovsky

Meera Patel

Annie Vila

Abby Cortez

Heiley Tai

Kidest Wolde

Tochi Onuegbu

Aaron Han

Simone Nabors

Nikhil Chaudhry

Dhanasheel Muralidharan

Meera Patel

Jondre Macaraeg

Alex Pieroni


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Ethical Pathways to Clinical Implementation of Gene Therapy

Ethical Pathways to Clinical Implementation of Gene Therapy

By: Makayla Gorski

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The Oeuvre of a Patient: Deriving a Health Humanities Precision Medicine From The Study of Authors 

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The Potential of Precision Medicine in the Preventive Care of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

By: Shernice Martin

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All Some of Us

By: Eugene Cho

By: Morgan Biele


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The Importance of Medical Ethics and Humanities in Exploring Health Policy: A Conversation With Elaijah Lapay and Sophie Hurewitz

Created By: Isabel Wakefield

Many thanks to The John Spencer Bassett Memorial Fund for financially supporting our website!

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