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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Rather than receiving genetic testing results from a clinician or genetic counselors, patients may soon be getting them in the comfort of their living room, over the internet.

As genome sequencing finds its way into medicine, there will be more and more genetic testing results returned to patients whose knowledge of genetics and what testing results mean may be slim. But at last estimate, there were only about 3,000 genetic counselors in the US, and when time comes to return all those genetic testing results, they may be stretched thin.

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