In addition to Grey's Anatomy or Scrubs-style antics, medical school and medical training is known for its focus on teaching, among other topics, anatomy through the dissection of cadavers. In Science Translational Medicine this week, Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and a professor at the Scripps Research Institute, argues that medical students also need to thoroughly dissect the human genome, preferably their own.

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