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The power to help, hurt and confuse: direct-to-consumer whole genome testing
by Mary Ruth published Dec 06, 2011 last modified Dec 06, 2011 04:08 PM — filed under: , ,
CHAPEL HILL – The era of widely available next generation personal genomic testing has arrived and with it the ability to quickly and relatively affordably learn the sequence of your entire genome. This would include what is referred to as the “exome,” your complete set of protein-coding sequences.
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UNC scientists funded to study genome sequencing in clinical settings
by Mary Ruth published Dec 06, 2011 last modified Dec 19, 2011 10:09 AM — filed under: , ,
Chapel Hill - The complete sequence of an individual’s genome – all 3 billion DNA building blocks - will soon be affordably available to doctors, patients and even consumers. While knowledge of one’s genome may have important medical benefits, tremendous questions remain regarding an avalanche of such data means and how they should be used. Many clinical, ethical and social issues arise from the evaluation, use and sharing of the data.
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