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A 29-year-old member asked:

I want my entire genome done. do i need to get genetic counseling?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Why and Yes: Yes, you should seek genetic counseling if you are contemplating on getting your genome sequenced. Please note sequencing does not usually provide usable information unless targeted to a specific question.
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
Absolutely.
Jan 2, 2014

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