At his Genetic Future blog, Daniel MacArthur gives his two cents on a recent perspective article in Nature Reviews Genetics that discusses the ethical challenges of whole genome sequencing. MacArthur dissects the possible difficulties of getting the right data into the hands of consumers.

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