The advent of the "unpatients'

Nat Med. 1996 Jun;2(6):622-4. doi: 10.1038/nm0696-622.


Predictive diagnosis by molecular methods will change the scientific basis of prognostics. At the same time, it will change the ethical dimensions of the relation among patients, their doctors and other providers of care.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Medicine / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Clinical Medicine / trends
  • Ethics*
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease*
  • Genetics / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Genetics / trends*
  • Humans
  • Physician's Role
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prognosis
  • Social Conditions