The National Institutes of Health this week launched a beta version of the Genetic Testing Registry — a voluntary repository of information about genetic tests that has been under development since mid-2010.

The GTR, managed by the National Center for Biotechnology information, is built upon data pulled from GeneTests, an NIH-funded genetic testing database that will be phased out over the coming year.

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