In the UK's Times, Mark Henderson writes that primary care physicians have largely been trained to recognize Mendelian disorders and are not ready for the onslaught of "fuzzy" results from genetic scans. "These are going to be difficult issues for GPs to explore in ten-minute consultations. Yet they are currently offered no preparation for this in their training," Henderson writes, later adding that "if genetics is to become embedded in clinical practice, it must also be embedded in clinical education." At Genetic Future, Daniel MacArthur adds, "[Doctors] will need to become familiar with the terminology and interpretation of probabilistic genetic risk estimates and with the use of available online resources."
No One Knows What They Mean Anyway
Apr 14, 2009