In order to learn more about personalized genetic testing, some pathology residents at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston will be looking at their own DNA, says the Boston Globe. Mark Boguski, a professor of pathology, developed the class, which will include lectures and researching the science behind the tests, after having his own genes tested by three different companies.

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