patient advocacy

Daniel Navon on Genetics and Patient Identity

A conversation with Dan Navon, associate professor of sociology at the University of California, San Diego, and the author of Mobilizing Mutations: Human Genetics in the Age of Patient Advocacy. Dan’s book encourages us to pay attention to the subtle way in which defining conditions according to their underlying genetics affects the patient experience, from shaping identity to creating a sense of solidarity within disease communities. Plus (spoiler) Dan will explain why he calls genetic counselors the ‘secret heroes’ of his research.

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