Answers and Questions

Whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing raise a number of possibilities, but also questions for use in the clinic. While neither technique is yet a routine diagnostic tool, Jeantine Lunshof from VU University writes in Personalized Medicine that emergencies can speed the introduction of new techniques into medical care, but that there are a number of ethical issue to consider, particularly when the patient is a child.

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