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Current Social Media Conversations about Genetics and Genomics in Health: A Twitter-Based Analysis.

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Summary of "Current Social Media Conversations about Genetics and Genomics in Health: A Twitter-Based Analysis."

The growing availability of genomic information to the public may spur discussion about genetics and genomics on social media. Sites, including Twitter, provide a unique space for the public to access and discuss health information. The objective of this study was to better understand how social media users are sharing information about genetics and genomics in health and healthcare and what information is most commonly discussed among Twitter users.

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Name: Public health genomics
ISSN: 1662-8063
Pages: 1-7

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