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Elephants and Tigers

Genomes in the Clinic: Have A Nickel? Need an Elephant?

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

BOSTON – The parable of the blind men and the elephant is sometimes applied to whole genome sequencing. But at a lively session on "The Science of Uncertainty in Genomic Medicine" James Evans of the University of North Carolina told his audience that there is also a personal finance rule about elephants that is apt when considering the clinical use of genomic information.

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