New guidelines on testing kids’ DNA

| February 21, 2013
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Exomes are big news. Sequencing of the protein-encoding part of the genome is increasingly solving medical mysteries in children.

Before we all run out to get our exomes and/or genomes sequenced, it might be a good idea to slow down and look at how to handle existing, single-gene tests – especially in children. A policy statement issued from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and the American Academy of Pediatrics does just that, providing guidelines for health care providers while also succinctly and eloquently summarizing many genetic testing scenarios

Read the full post here: New Guidelines on Testing Kids’ DNA – the Cliff’s Notes Version

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