By Matt Jones

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society is assembling a task force to tackle the medical issues brought on by the arrival of cheaper whole-genome sequencing, with a particular focus on what it means to patients and doctors.

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