COMPASS MAGAZINE #12
COMPASS MAGAZINE #12
#2RESEARCH

DECIPHERING THE CODEGenomics makes progress, but raises privacy concerns

The cost of determining an individual’s genetic code with DNA sequencing has fallen sharply. As a result, testing individual patients for diseases caused by single-gene mutations has become common place, but genetic “cures” for complex and chronic diseases remain out of reach. To bridge the gap, projects around the globe are sequencing large groups of individuals in search of patterns – and raising significant ethical questions in the process.

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