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Blueprint of Your DNA Isn't Just for the Sick

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November 18, 2013
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Complete genome sequencing helps treat and diagnose mysterious diseases. But now healthy people have the opportunity to get their DNA mapped. The Medical College of Wisconsin is among the places offering the test. (Nov. 19)


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