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Within a few years, prenatal whole-genome sequencing may be a realistic option in obstetricians' offices, according to Ben Berkman, deputy director of the Bioethics Core at the National Human Genome Research Institute. Will doctors and patients be prepared to handle all of the genetic information contained in fetuses' genomes? Berkman recently told GT's Matt Jones that it is time to start gathering data on how these fetal genomes will be used in the clinic. What follows is an excerpt of their conversation.

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