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11:18 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Three Ethical Questions Posed by Genome Sequencing

A-, B- and Z-DNA.
Credit Richard Wheeler

Actress Angelina Jolie announced yesterday that she’s had a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she carries a genetic mutation that puts her at high risk for developing breast cancer.

That announcement has, for many, rekindled a dilemma about how much information we want to know about our genome, and what do with that information once it’s in hand. 

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