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As a review published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates, genome sequencing is coming to the clinic. While that review focused on how to use such tools to diagnose rare genetic disorders, a separate set of essays in the medical journal mulls the genetic testing or sequencing of a healthy individual worried about disease risk.

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