Clinics unroll genome tests for undiagnosed disorders

Over the past few years, teams of scientists have been finding genetic glitches related to a wide variety of disorders by sequencing exomes, the protein-coding portions of the genome. But these genetic tests are typically out of reach for people unless they enroll in research studies, and even then, they’re almost never privy to their individual results.

Now a few clinics are debuting large programs that rely on sequencing of exomes or even of whole genomes, and making the results directly available to individuals for less than $10,000 each.

Read the full article here: Clinics unroll genome tests for undiagnosed disorders

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