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In a policy paper in Circulation, the American Heart Association says that more federal oversight and resources are needed to ensure that genetics are properly integrated into clinical care. The group's recommendations include an expansion of the US Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, better availability of genetic counseling, wider reimbursement for families affected by genetic diseases, and a funding boost for clinical genetics research.

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