Advances in genetics and genomics are transforming medical practice, resulting in a dramatic growth of genetic testing in the health care system. The rapid development of new technologies, however, has also brought challenges, including the need for rigorous evaluation of the validity and utility of genetic tests, questions regarding the best ways to incorporate them into medical practice, and how to weigh their cost against potential short- and long-term benefits. As the availability of genetic tests increases so do concerns about the achievement of meaningful improvements in clinical outcomes, costs of testing, and the potential for accentuating medical care inequality.
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For Genetic Counselor: Through discussion of all aspects of genetic testing, including framework for clinicians' critical apprasial of same; valuable for both new and experienced genetic counselors.
For Physician: Researchers only, or those with a high level of understanding of genetics.
Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.