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While whole-genome sequencing has proven useful for studying disease, it is less likely to be useful in predicting whether a healthy individual will develop a disease, a study recently published in Science Translational Medicine suggests. At the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Chicago last month, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center's Bert Vogelstein described the study done by his team. "Many believe, I among them, that we stand on the verge of a revolution," Vogelstein said at an AACR press conference.

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