By Matt Jones

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A US Department of Health and Human Services committee said in a new report that steps should be taken to help the US healthcare system prepare for the arrival of widespread clinical genome-based medicine, including addressing a lack of knowledge among doctors, public health professionals, and patients.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

In Nature this week: Icelandic genome sequences, approach to increase CRISPR efficiency, and more.

Testing showing "genetic incompatibilities" have led thousands of couples in Saudi Arabia to call off their weddings, the BBC reports.

Decode Genetics' ability to tell Icelanders, even ones the company hasn't sequenced, about their disease risk brings up ethical questions.

Genetic analysis of Britain's King Richard III and modern descendants of his relatives indicate breaks in the male line.