At Life as a Healthcare CIO, PGP member John Halamka discusses the standards involved in reporting data on family history and genome sequence in a medical setting. He summarizes the work that's gone on at the PGP so far to get solid standards in place and says that discussions within the group focused heavily on privacy, "since keeping this information confidential per the wishes of the patient is paramount," he writes.

 

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