Getting to That Point

Clinicians need to prepare for the onslaught of whole-genome sequencing data, the National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins said at a personalized medicine symposium. According to MedPage Today, Collins says that single-gene tests will be replaced by whole-genome sequencing within a handful of years. He also said that there needs to be a database where clinicians can easily look up what's known about a gene and its mutations, particularly in the context of cancer risk.

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