Barriers and Promise

The main stumbling blocks to moving next-gen sequencing advances to the clinic are generating data that show the clinical benefits of such tests and convincing payors to cover those tests, Washington University in St. Louis' Elaine Mardis tells Biome, the BioMed Central blog, in a Q&A.

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