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By Emily Miller
Obama is losing the debate on gun ownership, concealed-carry permits
Topic - James Lupski
Gene scans for everyone? Not so fast. New research suggests that for the average person, decoding your own DNA may not turn out to be a really useful crystal ball for future health.
Doctors couldn't figure out what was causing 14-year-old Alexis Beery to suddenly gasp for air. Her mother pushed scientists to check DNA _ helping move genome mapping a step closer to its ultimate goal of customized medical care.
"There are families where this can be transformative," said Lupski.
Make no mistake: This technology does have huge promise for customizing care for certain people, especially children with otherwise undiagnosed illnesses, said Dr. James Lupski of Baylor College of Medicine, who wasn't involved in Monday's study.