Humanwide: Episode Three


Each person’s DNA contains a wealth of information about his or her health risks. In Stanford Medicine’s Humanwide pilot project, primary care teams used genetic screenings and other assessments to create a comprehensive portrait of each patient’s current and potential health concerns, with an eye toward predicting and preventing disease. Jayasree, a 39-year-old patient, sought testing to determine whether she carried a gene that would heighten her risk for breast and ovarian cancer.