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SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb News) – Genomic information is already having an impact on medical practice, and advances in technologies such as next-generation sequencing will only accelerate the advance of genomic medicine, according to speakers at a conference here this week.

However, speakers at the Future of Genomic Medicine conference, co-organized by the Scripps Translational Science Institute and the J. Craig Venter Institute, tempered this enthusiasm by highlighting a number of obstacles standing in the way of making whole-genome studies a standard part of medical care.

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