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Someday Will you Know the Sequence of Your DNA?

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By Kim Schuske

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Salt Lake City, UT –

Our genome contains all of the DNA information needed to build and maintain our bodies. These days it costs about 10 thousand dollars to sequence a personal genome, compared to hundreds of millions when the first genome was sequenced ten years ago. In the not-so-distant future, all of us may have our genome sequenced -- and that could change the face of medicine. But a precedent-setting lawsuit involving gene patents, currently in federal court, may impact this new technology. Kim Schuske reports.

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