December 29th, 2011

Doctors extract treatment blueprint from genes

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DOCTORS have drawn up plans to sequence the full genetic code of thousands of people in a landmark project to personalise their medical care. Volunteers will have all 6 billion letters of their genome read, stored and linked to their medical records to help doctors prescribe more effective drugs and other therapies. The Mayo Clinic in the US will launch the pilot study next year as part of an ambitious move towards an era of ''proactive genomics'' that puts genetics at the centre of patient care.

Sydney Morning Herald, by Ian Sample, 12/28/11

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