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Editor's Correspondence
Nov 26, 2012

There Is Nothing Personal

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University Hospital of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(21):1691-1692. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.4430

Ioannidis1 nicely addressed key challenges of “personal” genetic prediction for common diseases. Expectations are huge in this domain. I argue that some of these expectations may be favored by the term personal and that it would be better to use the term stratified.2-4

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