Sequencing for Disease

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The next-gen sequencing feeding frenzy has a new customer in mind: clinical laboratories. Given the rapid advances this kind of sequencing has enabled in basic research of disease, it's a savvy move — but one that may be premature for a clientele that interacts directly with physicians.

Rong Mao, an assistant professor at the University of Utah and co-medical director of molecular genetics at ARUP Laboratories, has embraced the new sequencing platforms and is trying to figure out how to make them work in a clinical setting.

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