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Patients as Peer Reviewers

Posted on Thu, Dec 18, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

Back in August, we published a post about Kim Goodsell, an endurance athlete who took a DIY approach to getting to the bottom of her rapidly and mysteriously declining health. She wasn't getting answers from her own physicians, and so she began to conduct her own research which led to her sequencing her own genome, and discovering that she had two genetic diseases that threatened to end her career as an elite athlete. She published her findings in a  white paper which she used to advocate for treatment for her diseases. 

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