July 2013
Discover;Jul/Aug2013, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p12
The article focuses on plans to integrate complete genomes into the health-care system of the Faroe Islands (FI). It states that inhabitants of the FI have a genetic disposition toward carnitine transporter deficiency (CTD). It mentions that the remote location of the FI has limited the gene pool and comments that the FI have the highest known prevalence of CTD. It reports on plans to sequence the whole genomes of inhabitants to test for genetic diseases and help prevent health problems. INSET: PRIVACY TEST.


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