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For the First Time, DNA Sequencing Technology Saves A Child’s Life

From Popular Science
By Clay Dillow Posted 01.06.2011 at 1:08 pm

For the First Time, DNA Sequencing Technology Saves A Child’s Life

Proponents of genetic medicine say DNA sequencing is the future of medicine and that soon every truly sick person will have his or her genome sequenced. Critics cite privacy concerns and note that genetic mutations and variations don’t necessarily lead to medical outcomes. Whatever the position, it’s hard to argue that this isn’t good news: the first child – plagued by undiagnosable illness – has been saved by DNA sequencing.

That may be a bit of a strong statement – six-year-old Nicholas Volker is doing well, though complications could soon arise. But it’s highly likely that the sequencing of young Nicholas’s genome saved his life.

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http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-01/dna-sequencing-appears-have-saved-its-first-child

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