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Making Sense of the Genome Remains a Work in Progress

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Wylie Burke, MD, PhD, professor and former chair of the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington, wrote an editorial in JAMA that described how there is still a great deal of uncertainty in genomic testing and advised clinicians to use genomics carefully. “Test results must be interpreted in the context of other clinical information, and uncertainties must be communicated to patients. Clinicians should anticipate variants of unknown significance as a frequent outcome of testing and counsel patients accordingly,” wrote Dr. Burke.

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