By Andrea Anderson

SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb News) – At the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting this weekend, Stanford University genetics and pediatrics researcher Uta Francke discussed ethical concerns involved in genome sequencing and analysis — and the increasingly public availability of genomic information.

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