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THE NEW YORK TIMES | 10.03.17

Personal Genetic Testing Is Here. Do We Need It?

“So far some two dozen companies have partnered with Helix. One is Sema4, which was spun out of the Mount Sinai Health System and sells a test on the Helix platform that determines whether people are “carriers” of genetic variants linked to 67 hereditary disorders, including cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia and Tay-Sachs disease. Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist and professor of genomics at the Scripps Research Institute in California, said there was great potential value in consumer genomics tests, particularly with services like those developed by Geisinger, Invitae and Sema4 that are backed by strong data…”