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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics has issued five recommendations that patients and their doctors should consider and discuss before ordering genetic testing.

ACMG issued the recommendations as part of Choosing Wisely, a campaign launched in 2012 by the American Board of Internal Medicine to advance a national conversation around wasteful medical interventions. So far, more than 100 local and national societies and healthcare collaboratives, as well as consumer groups have joined.

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