Thursday, 12 July 2012

Newsbite: Everyone has a preexisting condition for something. They just don’t know it yet.

Debate at the Cold Spring Harbour Laboratories on genome ethics:
The scientists listed several ways in which the entry of personal genome sequencing into medical practice could reduce the costs of healthcare. But this optimism was tempered by caution: economic benefits would manifest only if this process were carefully regulated and patient rights were firmly in place. The scientists emphasized the high-stakes nature of the national debates that are sure to spring up as we as a society move further into the personal genome era.  more...

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