Too Much of a Good Thing… | GenomeWeb

An article in the June issue of Scientific American takes a brief look at CNVs and how they are no longer considered a "direct cause of disease." CNVs are now considered to be common. "It's not normal to be walking around with the perfect genome," Matthew Hurles says. However, some are still associated with complex diseases including autism, Crohn's disease, and schizophrenia.

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The Nuffield Council on Bioethics identifies ethical questions to explore surrounding genome editing.

In a blog post, Brigham and Women's Hospital's Robert Green discusses "predispositional personal genome sequencing."

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