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Do-it-yourself genetic testing

Steven L Salzberg* and Mihaela Pertea

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Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA

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Genome Biology 2010, 11:404  doi:10.1186/gb-2010-11-10-404

Published: 7 October 2010

Abstract

We developed a computational screen that tests an individual's genome for mutations in the BRCA genes, despite the fact that both are currently protected by patents.