Speaking with a reporter from the Edinburgh Evening News, Mark Blaxter says that whole-genome sequencing is "going to be part of standard clinical practice very soon." Blaxter, a professor at the University of Edinburgh, adds that while clinical sequencing shows much promise, its practice incurs complex ethical quandaries.

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