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Genome sequencing: Uncoding the risk

Genome sequencing: Uncoding the risk

http://dailyuw.com/archive/2013/12/04/science/uncoding-risk

Source: Tri-City Herald

Since the 1970s, genetic testing has helped to inform families with a history of genetic disorders of the risks of passing on certain inheritable disorders to their children. Now, with recent advances in genetic sequencing technology, a team of UW researchers is leading an exploratory study to determine the logistics, benefits and concerns of expanding the role of more comprehensive genetic testing for couples prior to conception. Dr. Benjamin Wilfond, of Seattle Children's Research Institute, is featured in this story.