HCI for personal genomics

Orit Shaer, Oded Nov

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The use of Web-based interactive technologies to deliver such information raises questions about how people make sense of, engage with, and rely on their personal genomic data. These questions are important for society and policy Makers, while being an important issue for human-computer interaction (HCI) research. CI tools and practices can help in making genomic information more accessible and understandable as such information is expected to become more detailed and complex. Understanding, informing, and empowering non-experts' interaction with personal genomics is one of the key challenges that are to be faced by HCI professionals in the future. The decline in the costs of DNA sequencing offers the promise of personalized medicine, with genomic information integrated into medical care to provide individualized risk assessment, tailored lifestyle-change recommendations, and medications to reduce risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-37
Number of pages6
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction


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