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Genome Med. 2013 Jun 27;5(6):54. doi: 10.1186/gm458. eCollection 2013.

Genetic parts to a preventive medicine whole.

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  • 1Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine and the Scripps Translational Science Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.

Abstract

Integration of clinical evaluations and whole-genome sequence data from eight individuals in a recent study demonstrates that genetic and clinical information can be combined and applied to preventive medicine. Statistical and graphical tools were developed to assess and visualize the genetic risk of common chronic conditions and to show the changes in disease risk that result from monitoring clinical symptoms over time. This approach provides a direction to consider in the adoption of genetic information in health care, but, like all provocative scientific articles, it raises as many questions as it answers.

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PMID:
23806045
PMCID:
PMC3706981
DOI:
10.1186/gm458
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