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03/27/2012

DNA Mapped in a Day Prompts U.S. Review of Genome Ethics

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Obtaining a complete transcript of a person’s DNA is getting faster and cheaper, raising ethical and privacy questions that the government must examine, a U.S. presidential commission said. The panel said today it wants public input on developments in human genome sequencing, including how to balance individual privacy against societal benefits. The Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, an advisory panel set up in 2009, plans to send President Barack Obama a report by the end of the year.

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