As part of President Obamas Precision Medicine Initiative, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is developing a new approach for evaluating next generation sequencing technologiestests that rapidly sequence large segments of a persons DNA, or even their entire genome.
Next generation sequencing involves a single test that can potentially identify thousandseven millionsof genetic variants carried by a single individual helping to diagnose or predict a persons risk of diseases, and assisting physicians in determining the best course of treatment.
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