Remote Genetics

In some parts of the US, a medical geneticist is hard to come by, writes Dina Fine Maron at Scientific American. For instance, she notes that people living in Alaska have to wait for one to fly in from Oregon and people living in northern Maine have to drive some seven hours to reach the three working in the southern part of the state.

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