DTC Exomes May Provide Little Relevant Info for Healthy Individuals | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – While exome sequencing has proven to be a useful tool for solving undiagnosed diseases in individuals with genetic disease, its usefulness in healthy individuals to predict future disease risk is less well studied, despite predictions that eventually everyone will have his or her genome sequenced.

A researcher from the Genome Analysis Center in Norwich, UK has sought to answer the question of if an individual today wanted to get his exome sequenced and interpreted, would it provide useful information that could help him better understand his health risks.

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