Clinical genetic counselors: An asset in the era of precision medicine

Catherine A.L. Wicklund*, Debra A. Duquette, Amy L. Swanson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Trying to predict what genetic counseling will look like in the era of precision medicine is a continuous challenge. According to the National Institutes of Health, precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle. In order to explore the future of genetic counseling practice in this era, this article examines the current genetic counseling practice, internal and external forces that most likely will continue to shape the genetic counseling profession, and discusses the most important aspects of what genetic counselors have to offer in the era of precision medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-67
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics, Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics
Volume178
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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