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Personalized Medicine and Toxic Exposure

20 Pages Posted: 1 Jan 2011  

Andrew R. Klein

Indiana University School of Law

Jennifer Girod

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This article considers how personalized medicine might affect the legal system’s ability to address the consequences of human exposure to toxic substances. The article first describes some of the current scientific, clinical and public health uses of information in pursuit of the goals of personalized medicine. The article then considers the potential impact of proliferating personal molecular information on toxic tort litigation, including the role of courts in addressing sub-cellular damage caused by toxic exposures. The article’s goal is not to resolve all of the issues that might come to the fore, but instead to identify some challenges ahead and contribute to an ongoing and evolving conversation.

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Klein, Andrew R. and Girod, Jennifer, Personalized Medicine and Toxic Exposure (2009). Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy, Vol. 8, p. 163, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1733137

Andrew R. Klein (Contact Author)

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Jennifer Girod

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