Does genome sequencing increase downstream medical costs?

Brigham Women's Hospital |
March 2018
Press Release

“Whole genome sequencing is coming of age, but there’s fear that with these advancements will come rocketing health care costs,” said lead author Kurt Christensen, MPH, PhD, an instructor of medicine in the Division of Genetics at BWH. “Our pilot study is the first to provide insights into the cost of integrating whole genome sequencing into the everyday practice of medicine.

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