The Case Against Precipitous, Population-Wide, Whole-Genome Sequencing
Mark A. Rothstein
University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law; University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
November 5, 2012
Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 40, No. 3, 2012
University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 2013-05
From the earliest days of the Human Genome Project, the holy grail of genomics was the ability to perform whole-genome sequencing quickly, accurately, and relatively inexpensively so that the benefits of genomics would be widely available in clinical settings. Although the mythical $1,000 genome sequence seemed elusive for many years, next-generation sequencing technologies and other recent advances clearly indicate that inexpensive whole-genome sequencing is at hand.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 17
Keywords: genomics, whole genome sequencing, medical screening, genetics, health policy, health privacy, clinical genetics
JEL Classification: K31, K32
Date posted: November 10, 2012
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