You’ve Had a Genetic Test. Now What?

June 13, 2008 | Source: Technology Review

A new project by Coriell Institute for Medical Research aims to incorporate the results of genetic screening into medicine.

The researchers will evaluate the relevance of specific genes in terms of their disease risk and clinical utility, and make a direct effort to involve medical professionals.

Unlike some private services, the Coriell project will give participants only that genetic information deemed by an advisory board to be medically actionable, meaning that there are medical or lifestyle interventions that can reduce risk of the disease or improve outcomes.