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Genetic Linkage

Genetic Counselors Best to Interpret DTC Genetic Tests

March 13, 2016

Tags: genetic counseling, direct-to-consumer genetic tests, 23andMe, Pathway Genomics

Genetic counselors know more about genetic testing than other health care professionals.
Can health care providers adequately explain results from direct-to-consumer (DTC) DNA tests to patients? “Consumer Perceptions of Interactions With Primary Care Providers After Direct-to-Consumer Personal Genomic Testing,” a study published March 1, suggests a disconnect between what consumers expect and what their doctors can deliver.

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