- October 15, 2017 at 08:26 #3700
As the topic of genomics and the day-to-day clinical challenges of genetic counseling becomes more complex, it is crucial that the practicing obstetrician maintains using the accessibility to sources in diagnosis and counselling. Two new aids coming possess have the potentially opposite effect. Using a computerized decision-making toll should help the clinical to direct the patient and her family to the appropriate sources, as has been outlined in some of the cancer screening genetic testing.
The presence of the direct-to-patient genome-wide profiling is potentially harmful because a full counseling interpretation is not necessarily provided to the patient or her family. It is not proven to change patient’s behavior and it is hard to interpret in varied low-risk populations. The long run seems to create more ethical and price versus benefit arguments with developments within the field.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.