NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US National Institutes of Health is considering harmonizing NIH-funded genome-wide association studies by corralling all genotypic and phenotypic data from these studies into a central government repository, the NIH said today.
 
Several NIH institutes have either recently launched or plan to start these studies with the “expectation” that the studies will accelerate drug and diagnostic development, especially for “individualized preventive medicine,” according to Director Elias Zerhouni.

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The Atlantic reports that genetic counselors are coping with an influx of patients seeking advice on their direct-to-consumer genetic test results.

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