Genetics

NEWS | Concierge DNA Testing: Boston Doctors And Genetic Counselors Consult, But It Will Cost You

“We’ll all learn more as these programs move forward,” he says. “We don’t know what the value is of population-based genetic testing. So these programs allow us to get a glimpse of what that value could be.”

In a medical exam room at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Robert C. Green goes over a menu of DNA tests with a new patient.

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“So based on your physical examination, your medical history and your family history, you don’t really need genetic testing,” he advises her. “But if you want to look at some of the options for predictive genetic testing and possible preventive care, we’ve got a couple of options for you.”

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SOURCE: https://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2019/08/16/cadillac-dna-testing-genomics

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