Kudos to Eric Topol, director of Scripps Genomic Medicine, for getting it all said in less than 800 words. If you have been looking for a quick, clear summary of personal genomics that you can forward to your lay friends, it's hard to go wrong with Topol's op-ed What You Can Learn From a Gene Scan in The Wall Street Journal.

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