In the DNA Depths | GenomeWeb

In the DNA Depths

After getting her exome sequenced, IEEE Spectrum's Eliza Strickland is at first a bit disappointed but then changes her mind. Going through Ion Torrent's Jonathan Rothberg and James Lupski at Baylor Medical College, Strickland decides to have her exome sequenced and have medically actionable results returned to her. "I hope I'll get early warnings about problems I may encounter later in life and suggestions on screening regimens or lifestyle changes that can protect me," she writes.

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