James P. Evans, MD, PhD, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine, is quoted in NPR’s second story in its “$1,000 Genome” series, which aired today.
Titled “Scientists See Upside And Downside Of Sequencing Their Own Genes,” the story talks about the pros and cons of gene sequencing. “Medical tests have the power to help,” Evans notes. But they also “have the power to confuse.”
Dr. Evans is a clinical professor in the UNC Department of Genetics and leader of the Clinical Cancer Genetics Program. He is also a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.