Democratising DNA

14 March 2018

Interview with

David Smith, Mayo Clinic, Rochester

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It’s all very well to talk excitedly of genome sequencing and targeted therapies, but who gets access to this technology, particularly if it comes with a high price tag? One of the speakers at the Festival of Genomics, Professor David Smith from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, raised the issue of democratising genomics - making sure that everyone gets fair access to this potentially life-changing new area of medicine. So, asks Kat Arney, what does this look like, and are we there yet?

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