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Why the field lacks diversity, and how that can hurt everyone

A doctor reviews the medical chart of a senior male patient.
A doctor reviews the medical chart of a senior male patient.
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Precision medicine has a bit of a “what can’t it do?” allure. Defined as “an approach for protecting health and treating disease that takes into account a person’s genes, behaviors, and environment,” it aims to help people get the right treatment, in the right dose, at the right time.


I’m tired of translating my experiences

Illustration: Josephin Ritschel

A few weeks ago, my phone rang with a call from an unfamiliar number. On the line was yet another new therapist reaching out to schedule yet another first appointment.

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