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Although Still in Its Infancy, DNA Sequencing Rapidly Evolving

April 13, 2016

(Journal Sentinel) – Howard Jacob, who made the decision to sequence Nic Volker while heading the genomics center at Medical College of Wisconsin, said that back in 2009, sequencing was a research tool. Now it’s a clinical tool. “When we sequenced Nic, we had trouble getting published because everyone thought we were irresponsible,” said Jacob, now chief medical genomics officer at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Ala. “Now, I’m not going to say it’s standard of care, but it’s becoming much more common.”

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