As Genomics Increases the Complexity of Diagnostic Tests, the Role of Genetic Counselors Expands | GenomeWeb

As researchers get better at linking mutations in genes to specific diseases, the number and complexity of genetic tests has exploded.

Over the last few years, single-gene tests for indications like cancer-causing mutations in the BRCA1 and 2 genes have been developed into multi-gene panels for a variety of inherited disorders, ranging from cancer syndromes to cardiomyopathy to intellectual disability.

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