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Why Aren’t DNA Tests Part Of Regular Medical Care?

Precision medicine is the idea that using a patient’s sequenced genome, doctors can tailor medical treatment to that person’s specific genetic instruction book. But to truly get to that world, DNA testing would have to become much more routine. So what’s holding us back? An article from the World Economic Forum points to four main culprits: doctors having limited expertise in genetics, a lack of genetic counselors, workflow issues and insurance not paying for genetic tests.

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