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September 16, 2013

Functional Genetic Variation Map

Ten years after completion of the human genome project, the promise of its major impact on pharmacogenetics remains unfulfilled. Now, scientists have presented a map that points to the genetic causes of differences between people, reportedly offering the largest-ever dataset linking human genomes to gene activity at the level of RNA. (Learn more about this here.) How do you think this will affect the future of personalized medicine?

Do you think publication of the new map on functional genetic variation in humans will bring us significantly closer to the reality of personalized medicine?

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