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Whole Exome Sequencing: The NIH Experience

Posted by Myra I. Roche on November 28, 2011

In a new post, CGS trainee, Dragana Lassiter, summarizes the discussion of the November, 2011 CGS Seminar entitiled: “Gifts of the Body: Expectations of Cancer Patients Involved in a Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) Study” that was presented by CGS trainees, Rachel Haase and Marsha Michie along with with CGS investigator, Debra Skinner.   Dragana discusses how the anthropological perspective of the meaning of gifts can provide a way to explain why individuals may consent to participate in research studies involving sample donation.  Many centers are now enrolling patients in studies that sequence either the whole genome (WGS), the exome (largely the coding sequences) (WES) or use a combination of approaches including SNP arrays.   But what has been learned about the process, so far? Read the rest of this entry »


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