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GTO's favorite Gene Sherpa has a blog post on the potential for new kinds of lawsuits based on personalized medicine. Will patients be able to sue if a physician fails to identify them ahead of time as non-responders, for instance? As Steve Murphy sums it up, "While we are moving at light speed towards a personal genome, we need to step back and think about all of the legal implications that we may create." Ah, good. Fun for everyone.

 

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