Lyz Hoffman

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Personal genome sequencing could potentially offer a novel treatment for cancer, make medications work better and help prevent people from getting diseases.

The technology - also known as whole genome sequencing - was the stuff of a promising future Wednesday night when Dr. Marc S. Williams, a genetics expert, lectured to nearly 200 people at Northwestern University's Evanston campus about the possible medical advances within their own bodies.