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Author Archives: Eleanor Celeste

The Question of Incidental Findings in Whole Genome Sequencing

A mother of three young children enrolls in a breast cancer research study in which researchers will sequence her entire genome to look for variants that might contribute to developing breast cancer. As researchers analyze her genome, they discover that she has markers associated with hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), a hereditary syndrome that is […]

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