Genetic Testing-- Present and Future

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Science  15 Sep 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5486, pp. 1890-1892
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5486.1890

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Detecting disease carrying mutations in families with a history of a particular hereditary genetic disease offers those individuals who test positive the opportunity to take prophylactic measures. In a TechView, Yan, Kinzler and Vogelstein discuss the various methods for detecting disease mutations and their strengths and weaknesses.