El Camino Hospital's recent decision to offer genetic testing and consulting services was enabled by the tech-savvy and relatively affluent Silicon Valley community the hospital serves, according to a hospital official.

The hospital, located in Mountain View, Calif., last week announced it had partnered with DNA Direct to open the Genomic Medicine Institute in an effort to integrate genomics into the healthcare management of its patients.

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