NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An independent clinical advisory panel has recommended against genetic counseling and testing focused for BRCA status for "the vast majority" of American women, and advised that only women who with strong family histories of cancer should talk to their doctors about their risk and possibly getting genetically tested.

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