Genome From Birth

The idea of sequencing someone's genome at birth has been "has been around for a long time in a pie-in-the-sky way," Robert Green from Brigham and Women’s Hospital tells Carl Zimmer at Slate. But it is becoming more of a reality, Zimmer adds.

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