Genetic Future

It’s a big week for family genomics. I wrote a couple of days ago about the West family, all four members of which recently had their entire genomes sequenced by Illumina. Now an article in the Salt Lake Tribune reveals the identity of yet another four-person nuclear family with complete genome sequences: the wife and two step-children of Utah geneticist Lynn Jorde, as well as the children’s biological father.

This family were sequenced to explore the basis of the two separate rare, severe genetic diseases (Miller syndrome and primary ciliary dyskinesia) that affect the two children – that study was published recently (and I wrote about it here), but the identity of the family in question wasn’t revealed until yesterday.

Comments

  1. #1 student aid
    April 21, 2010

    Politics:- This posting is very nice for the family but no inquiry of the family is important thanks medical school.