Why Not Sequence?

In an opinion piece published in Nature, George Church wonders why so few people are willing to have their genomes sequenced in spite of the technology's plummeting costs and improved accuracy.

Church writes that while "we should avoid being judgmental of people who practice genomic modesty or who choose not to act on genome information … we should also ask if we are providing adequate and equal access to education about the benefits and risks of genome information."

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