By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health is nearing completion on its Genetic Testing Registry (GTR), a portal that will be a reference for healthcare providers and, eventually, consumers, about the genetic tests available on the marketplace. NIH is currently accepting public comments on the registry regarding how the genetic test data should be organized and enhanced and how it will be used.

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