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Adams and Reese New Orleans Senior Partner in Charge Paige Sensenbrenner and Tampa Partner Laura Whitmore co-authored an article, “Genetics And Genomics: Making The Invisible Visible” for DRI: For The Defense in the April 2015 issue. Howard Jarvis, an attorney with Woolf McClane Bright, Allen & Carpenter of Knoxville, Tennessee, also co-authored the article.

The article discusses how current and forthcoming developments in genetics and genomics will have profound effects on several fronts, including personalized medicine and widespread use of tailor-made drugs is on the horizon. Similarly, genetics and genomics will play an increasingly important role in courtrooms. While lawyers historically have relied on epidemiology and scientific studies to prove or to disprove causation, especially in toxic torts and pharmaceutical product liability cases, new genomic technology has the potential to be a game changer.

Sensenbrenner’s practice at Adams and Reese involves health care law, governmental relations, and litigation. Whitmore is a member of the firm’s pharmaceutical and medical device, appellate, and litigation practice groups.