Family receives novel genome analysis of their health risks

September 15, 2011

Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have predicted the inherited health risks of a four-person family by analyzing their whole genome sequences. With the DNA sequences of both parents and children, the team was able to better check for sequencing errors and more accurately predict how individual genetic variants affect each family member's risk for disease.

The project improved computational tools that provide medical interpretation of genomes, which includes disease-risk prediction and how an individual would respond to common medications. “With the continuing decline in the cost of genome sequencing, routine genome analysis could be the future of medicine,” said Euan Ashley, MD, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine and senior author of the study.  Read more here >>>>>

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