Whole genome scanners not prime-time ready

While whole genome sequencing scanners have improved rapidly over the last 10 years, they still aren't ready to go mainstream, according to research published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Euan Ashley, an associate professor of medicine and genetics at Stanford University and an author on the study, compared the technology to "an unruly teenager" in an interview with NPR.

"It's going to take some tough love" for such tools to make their way into every doctor's office, Ashley said. He added that while the tools, for sure, have gotten faster and cheaper, they aren't as accurate as they need to be. Article

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