Will Personalized Medicine Help or Harm Us?

The danger of knowing more about the risks to your future health

Kim Thomas
Elemental
Published in
6 min readFeb 7, 2019

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Sian Abrahams’ mother was only 46 when she died of breast cancer. A few years later, her father died of bowel cancer at the age of 76. Her half-brother developed skin cancer. When Abrahams’ older sister was diagnosed with cancer of the peritoneum — a rare cancer closely linked to…

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Kim Thomas
Elemental

Freelance journalist since 1999. Specialises in education, health care and technology. Read my work at www.kimthomas.co.uk.