Noralane M. Lindor, MD

Department of Health Science Research,
Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona

Stephen N. Thibodeau, PhD

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology,
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Wylie Burke, MD, PhD

Department of Bioethics and Humanities,
Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Medical Genetics) and Epidemiology,
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center,
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Accredited by

Mayo Clinic

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Course Description

On completion of this article, you should be able to: (1) identify the currently accepted clinical applications of genomic testing as well as the challenges to interpretation of the data, ie, variants of uncertain clinical significance; (2) describe how whole-genome sequencing conducted in individuals with no current diagnostic issues compares and contrasts—both scientifically and ethically—with diagnostic testing; and (3) list several arguments both for and against whole-genome sequencing in healthy individuals and recognize that there is insufficient data to yet decide if there is net benefit.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2017-Jan-01
Expiration Date:2018-Dec-31
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes

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