Childhood Disease Sequencing Project Highlights Ethical Issues of Sequencing Patients | GenomeWeb

By Monica Heger

This story was originally posted March 9.

An initiative spearheaded by Genome Canada and the Canadian Institute of Health Research to sequence childhood disease cohorts is highlighting the ethical challenges of using sequencing to study disease in patients. The $C4.5 million project has two arms — one that will use whole-genome sequencing to study childhood cancers and metastatic tumors, and another that will use exome sequencing to study rare Mendelian diseases in children.

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