Gene-environment interplay

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Science  07 Oct 2016:
Vol. 354, Issue 6308, pp. 15
DOI: 10.1126/science.aal0219

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The advent of increasingly powerful and inexpensive DNA sequencing methods is changing many aspects of genetics research. In particular, human genome sequencing is transforming our understanding of many aspects of human biology and medicine. However, we must be careful to remember that genes alone do not determine our futures—environmental factors and chance also play important roles.