If the US enters the genomics-based medicine age without universal healthcare, Jeremy Grushcow at The Cross-Border Biotech Blog says that "it will exacerbate existing inequalities and create new ones we haven't even imagined." As an example, Grushcow draws on new guidance from the UK's General Medical Council that says if a patient is found to have a genetic disease,

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