As sequencing becomes ever cheaper, genome profiling will move from being used in the clinic in cases of rare diseases to more everyday health issues, says Amy Dockser Marcus in The Wall Street Journal. "Whole-genome sequencing will not stay confined to extremely rare cases of obscure diseases," says Robert Green from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

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