NEW YORK – People around the US, regardless of whether they live in a large city or a remote village, can now order genetic tests online to learn their inherited risks for serious diseases, such as cancer.
But what do individuals do after they learn their risks? How do they find experts who can help them understand their genetic risk for cancer, for example, and apply it to their care? A recent analysis by population health-focused genetic testing firm Color illustrates the difficulty a person may face in following up on their test results in a healthcare facility with providers and genetic counselors who have the necessary expertise.
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