Delving Into DNA: When and How to Use Genetic Testing in Primary Care

Whether planning a biological family or worried about familial cancers, patients have questions about genetic testing, and geneticist Robert Wallerstein, MD, MS, has guidance for clinicians trying to give them useful answers. Wallerstein's talk describes the major advances in genetic knowledge and test options, potential benefits as well as limitations, and the array of indications for recommending testing. Reviewing what various tools provide, he explains how advanced techniques – such as next-generation sequencing and cell-free DNA – can lead to better patient care.

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UCSF Pediatrics

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