Getting your genome sequenced can improve your life -- just ask this teenage girl

One day we'll have truly personalized medicine; your doctor will sequence your genome and prescribe a drug tailor-made for whatever ails you. Though this vision is still decades away, there are already a few people who are benefiting from it. Like this young woman, whose rare disorder was diagnosed after she got her… » 3/13/13 6:12pm 3/13/13 6:12pm

Ethical questions emerge after baby’s genome sequenced while still in the womb

Scientists have successfully sequenced a baby's entire genome while it was still in the womb — and without interfering with its protective sac. This non-invasive breakthrough could have profound implications for prenatal screening practices, and the potential elimination of genetic disorders. » 6/08/12 12:39pm 6/08/12 12:39pm