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Molecular Technologies Open New Clinical Genetic Vistas

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Science Translational Medicine  12 Jan 2011:
Vol. 3, Issue 65, pp. 65ps2
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3002064

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Abstract

Two recent studies published in Science Translational Medicine (Lo et al., 2010; Bell et al., 2011) demonstrate the potential of applying the latest genome-sequencing technologies to preconception carrier testing and noninvasive prenatal genetic diagnosis. These studies shine new light on old ethical, legal, and social concerns associated with genetic technology and deserve careful discussion.

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  • Citation: L. Jackson, R. E. Pyeritz, Molecular Technologies Open New Clinical Genetic Vistas. Sci. Transl. Med. 3, 65ps2 (2011).

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