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With cheap sequencing on the horizon, the genetics of genealogy will be in the hands of the consumers that acquire the information, writes blogger Blaine Bettinger at The Genetic Genealogist. Whether they will know what to do with this information is another issue, which begs the question, should people be encouraged to have their genomes sequenced without further studies that actually link this with phenotypic information?

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