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KCE Reports 297 (2018) 3D printing is generating increased interest in the medical sector, namely in orthopaedics and dentistry, but there is no evidence that 3D-printed implants are as effective or safe as “classical” products. Yet they can currently be used without restrictions by doctors, even when they are “at high risk” (that is, more often than not, implantable).
The use of whole genome sequencing in clinical practice: challenges and organisational considerations for Belgium
KCE Reports 300 (2018) The sequencing of the entire genome is a new form of genetic testing which, instead of targeting certain isolated genes, decodes all of an individual’s genes all at once (= his or her genome). This technology is advancing rapidly and its costs are decreasing, which suggests that it could soon displace conventional testing. This is not without a certain number of problems which are ethical (because geneticists will be faced with information they did not request) and also organisational and financial in nature.