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By AMY DOCKSER MARCUS The cost of mapping a person's full genetic profile has been dropping quickly. Now, doctors are struggling with a new question: how to use the information to improve people's health. Genetic profiling, known as genome sequencing, already is helping researchers diagnose rare or mysterious illnesses. Other specialists use the process to tailor drug therapies for advan...

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Retta Beery posted on May 14, 2012
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College Or Funeral Is Mother’s Wish Denied On DNA Results By John Lauerman - May 13, 2012 9:01 PM PT Camilla Grondahl asked genetics researcher Gholson Lyon a simple, heartbreaking question: Was she carrying a lethal gene that might kill her unborn baby? Grondahl, 29, didn’t want to terminate her pregnancy, which began in 2010. She just wanted to know what the scientist knew. Enl...

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Retta Beery posted on May 13, 2012