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Gene Sequence Study Takes a Stab at Personalized Medicine

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Science  20 May 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5725, pp. 1102
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5725.1102b

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COLD SPRING HARBOR, NEW YORK-- At the Biology of Genomes meeting here last week, it was announced that the National Human Genome Research Institute will launch a pilot study in which researchers will sequence a portion of DNA from 400 seemingly healthy volunteers and try to discern each person's unique genetic risk factors for disease.