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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.
DMEJ Staff Spring 2022
Chief Design Editor
Social Media Chair
Min Ju Lee