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InformedDNA to Provide Genetic Counseling for Coriell Personalized Medicine Study

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – InformedDNA said on Wednesday that it will provide genetic counseling services to participants in the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative (CPMC) research study, a project under the auspices of the Coriell Institute for Medical Research.

Initiated in 2007, the multi-party CPMC study aims to provide participants with their genetic and non-genetic risks for disease and drug response and monitor how their behaviors change to elucidate the utility of genetic information in clinical care.

St. Petersburg, Florida-based InformedDNA, an independent provider of expert genetics services, can connect participants to genetic counselors trained in medical genetics and psychosocial counseling in order to help them understand the results and impact of the more than 30 genetic tests administered as part of the CPMC study.

"We needed an expert genetic counseling team licensed in all 50 states, covering all medical specialties, experienced in working with foundations, and able to ramp up quickly in order to address recent changes in the field," Joseph Jarvis, director of genomic risk reporting and principal investigator for the CPMC study, said in a statement.

"InformedDNA fit the bill, offering counseling sessions via phone or video from board-certified, master's degree-level genetic counselors," Jarvis added. "They've also been able to integrate our systems with theirs, enabling seamless delivery for our study participants."

InformedDNA offers more than access to genetic counseling. In June, WCG said that its clinical services division entered into a strategic partnership with InformedDNA to create a Center for Genetics and Precision Medicine in Clinical Trials to provide support to biopharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, and academic institutions in the design and conduct of precision medicine clinical trials.