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A selection of 2017 articles foreshadowing future clinical WGS applications

clinical wgs applications

We usually focus on current clinical applications of whole genome sequencing (WGS), but we’re just as interested in seeing how the technology is advancing for future clinical use. In a twist on typical “best of” year-in-review posts, we’re taking time in this first week of 2018 to highlight a few 2017 scientific publications that provided a glimpse into possible clinical applications for WGS in the future …

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A role for whole genome sequencing in cancer predisposition testing?

cancer predisposition

Last month the nation participated in observance of breast cancer awareness. This month the focus is on lung cancer awareness. Early next year the annual cycle will begin again, with more than two dozen awareness campaigns undertaken for cancer throughout the year. With inherited mutations estimated to play a role in 5 to 10% of all cancers, screening for cancer predisposition is an important tool for raising awareness of an individual’s risk. Which leads us to consider the current state of cancer predisposition screening and whether it could be improved …

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