By Matt Jones

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues is reviewing some of the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genomics and genetic testing technologies in research and in medicine, and may consider soon whether it will produce a report on these issues.

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