Quantifying the health benefits of genetic tests: The importance of a population perspective

@article{Khoury2006QuantifyingTH,
  title={Quantifying the health benefits of genetic tests: The importance of a population perspective},
  author={Muin J. Khoury and Kari A Jones and Scott D Grosse},
  journal={Genetics in Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={8},
  pages={191-195}
}
The completion of the human genome project is expected to usher in a new era of personalized health care and prevention based on individual genetic susceptibility to disease.1,2 While traditional genetic testing has been used for the diagnosis and management of individuals and families with single-gene disorders, we are seeing the emergence of a new type of genetic tests for ascertaining genetic susceptibility to developing disease in the future.3 These tests examine the presence or absence of… CONTINUE READING
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