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From left to right, University of Maryland School of Medicine students Piper Carroll and Richa Kalsi are instructed by clinical research assistant Marcella Lambros on how to test blood samples to look for mutations. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)
From left to right, University of Maryland School of Medicine students Piper Carroll and Richa Kalsi are instructed by clinical research assistant Marcella Lambros on how to test blood samples to look for mutations. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Genomics gets personal

Medical students get genetic profile as part of their training

“We want our medical students to be ahead,” Miriam Blitzer said. “So that these [current] students, by the time they start practicing in seven to 10 years from now, they’ll be familiar with this and will understand how genetics can — and will — be applied clinically.”

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