NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new paper is cautioning against an overzealous, premature adoption of new genetic tests.
 
University of Exeter medical professor David Melzer and his colleagues wrote a critical analysis, published online in the British Medical Journal today, calling for more research to determine the clinical relevance of genetic tests, as well as better education about — and regulation of — the tests themselves.
 

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